**Feliks Zemdegs, Australian speedcuber has tied the previous 4.59 seconds Rubik's Cube single record of SeungBeom Cho, registered less than 3 months ago. The two cubers now share the world record for the fastest solution time on an official WCA competition. They both have PLL skips, which means a lucky situation when the pieces come together when they reach the very last step of the advanced method (CFOP).**

If we take into account one more decimal then SeungBeom Cho's 4.591 result is 3 miliseconds faster than Feliks Zemdeg's 4.594 but they measure hundredths of seconds on official competitions, not milliseconds so this means a tie.

The event was held in The Friends' School in Hobart, Australia (Tasmania) on Jan 27, 2018. Feliks had an average of **6.28** seconds in the first round of the competition, his times being: 7.30, 5.79, 8.61, **4.59** and 5.76. On official competitions they calculate the average of 5 solves dropping the best and worst times and take the average of the three middle solves.

## The solution reconstruction

The scramble: **R2 B U2 L2 D2 U' L' R U2 F L2 D2 B' D U B F2 R B'**

**y x2** // inspection**L U F' R' u** // cross**R' U R** // 1st pair**L' U L U R U' R' U' R U R'** // 2nd pair**U y' U R U' R' U' L' U' L** // 3rd pair**U' R U' R' U R U' R'** // 4th pair**U R' U' F' U F R** // OLL**U' U'** // AUF

Play back the animation below to see the reconstruction:

## The video

A video of the new record was published on Feliks' YouTube channel, which you can watch here:

**The new record proves that it is possible to go lower in solution times and I hope we'll see someone take over the title individually.**

**Congratulations, Feliks!**