7-year-old is youngest to enter British Rubik Cube championship with time of 1.49mins

May 19, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A seven-year-old girl has become the youngest person ever to enter the British Rubik Cube championship – after completing the puzzle in under two minutes.

Talented Sophie Roulston was only given her first cube six weeks ago – but can already finish it in just 1 minute 49 seconds.

She will now make history by becoming the youngest ever contestant at Rubik’s UK National competition in Bristol.

Her dad Robby, 26, of Plymouth, Devon, said: ”We are immensely proud of her. She only started learning it six weeks ago.

”She came home from a birthday party with a Rubik’s Cube and it started from there.”

Robby will travel with Sophie’s mum Samantha, 34, and sister Emily, two, to cheer on their daughter at the championships on June 5.

Erno Rubik invented the his six colour, 21 piece cube in 1974 in Budapest, Hungary.

He wanted a working model to help explain three-dimensional geometry and invented what became one of the world’s best selling toy.

The world record time for completing a cube was set by Erik Akkersdijk (corr) from Holland – in 7.08 seconds.

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