São Paulo, Brazil, hosted version eight of the Rubik’s cube World Championship this weekend, with over 400 competitors taking part from 40 countries.
The retro 3x3x3 cube was created in 1974 by Hungarian architect Erno Rubik.
The first championship was held in Budapest in 1982, with Brazil as the first Latin American country to host the event this year.
The country even took home a gold medal on day one, as competitor Gabriel Campanha completed a cube using his feet in 29.991 seconds.
“In Brazil we have hosted national tournaments with around 150 participants, and by hosting the World Championship we hope to gain more recognition.” Gabriel Cantanhede, Rubik’s committee organizer told Colombia’s El Heraldo.
Current World Champion Australian Feliks Zemdegs managed to retain his title over the weekend, completing a cube in 5.695 seconds.
“The competition was really, really awesome, well run, the venue was really nice, all the people were really nice,” The 19 year-old commented on his win.