Indian man sets Guinness World Record for speedcubing

(REUTERS) - Taking speedcubing to a new level, an Indian man set the Guinness World Record on Sunday by solving five Rubik's cubes using one hand in a little more than a minute.

Solving five Rubik's cubes in 1min 23.934sec, Bhargav Narasimhan of Chennai broke the existing record of 1min 52sec held by Yumu Tabuchi of Japan.

Since its creation in the 1980s, the Rubik's Cube has intrigued children and adults alike. The fascination with the colourful angular plastic cube is such that a global community of speedcubers exists.

Narasimhan says he dedicated himself to working on the cubes five years ago, when he was 17.

"The previous record was set by Yumu Tabuchi which was 1min 52sec. My record is 1min 23.934sec. I feel very happy that I have done it for the nation," said Narasimhan.

The new champion currently holds more than 40 national and two Asian records for solving Rubik's Cube single-handedly.

Having participated in the World Cube Association competition, Narasimhan is now eyeing more world records.

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