Feliks Zemdegs

Feliks Zemdegs

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Feliks Zemdegs is a Rubik’s Cube speed solver. Feliks Zemdegs is the only speedcuber to ever win the World Cube Association and World Championship twice.

Early life and Childhood

Feliks was born on 20 December 1995 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He is 24 years old and is a Sagittarius. Feliks has a Latvian ancestry and his maternal grandmother is Lithuanian. He hasn’t shared any hints about his family details.

Likewise, Zemdegs has done a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne, majoring in Economics, with a breadth study track in Mechanical Engineering.

Feliks Zemdegs playing

Caption: Feliks after getting the victory. Source: Instagram

Professional Life

Zemdegs bought his first speed-cube in April 2008 after being inspired by speedcubing videos and tutorials on YouTube. The first informal time he recorded was an average of 19.73 seconds on 14 June 2008. He has been using CFOP to solve the 3×3×3 since he was 12 years old, the Yau method to solve the 4×4×4, the CLL method to solve the 2×2×2, and the Reduction method for 5×5×5 through 7×7×7.

At his next competition, the Melbourne Summer Open on 30 January 2010, he set his first world records for 3×3×3 average and 4×4×4 average, with times of 9.21 seconds and 42.01 seconds respectively. He held the 3×3×3 average world record continuously from then until 23 April 2017, improving it 8 times, eventually to 6.45 seconds.

The most world records he has ever held at one time was after a competition in Melbourne in May 2011, when he held 12 records. As recently as 28 January 2017, he held 11 of those records concurrently.

Zemdegs has a website, CubeSkills, which includes tutorials on solving the Rubik’s cube and other puzzles. Moreover, there are free algorithm sheets, and some free speed solving tutorial videos. The site also offers a premium membership, which enables access to advanced speed solving videos.

Further, he also has created his YouTube channel where he posts speedcubing videos – solves, competition footage, tutorials, reviews, and other cubing-related content,. So Far, the channel has garnered more than 399K subscribers, with almost 103 million views.

Some of the most-watched video on her channel includes “Rubik’s cube world record average: 5.97 seconds,” with 13M views, “Megaminx single (39.04) and average (43.02) [OcRs],” with 5.8M views, and “Solving the world’s largest Rubik’s Cube – Feliks Zemdegs & Mats Valk,” with 4.6M views.

Awards and Achievements

Zemdegs won the 3×3×3 event at the first competition he attended in New Zealand’s Camps on 18 July 2009.  He also won 2×2×2, 4×4×4, 5×5×5, 3×3×3 blindfolded, and 3×3×3 one-handed. At the World Championship 2011 in Bangkok, Zemdegs won 2×2×2, 4×4×4, 5×5×5, and 6×6×6. He also took third in 3×3×3 after winning the first three rounds and placed third in 7×7×7.

At the next world championship, World Championship 2013 in Las Vegas, Zemdegs won 3×3×3, 4×4×4, and 3×3×3 One-handed. He also placed second in 5×5×5 and third in 7×7×7. At World Championship 2015 in São Paulo, Zemdegs won 3×3×3, 2×2×2, 4×4×4, and 5×5×5. He also placed second in 6×6×6, 7×7×7, and Megaminx.

Similarly, at the World Championship 2017 in Paris, Zemdegs won 5×5×5 and 7×7×7. He also took second in 6×6×6, 3×3×3 One-handed, and Megaminx, and placed third in 4×4×4. Overall, he has bagged numerous awards yearly in the Rubix’s cube speed-solving championship games.

Media appearances

Feliks Zemdegs has made several media appearances in different countries like Australia, United States, New Zealand, and China. Since 2009-2017, he has been featured in twenty media or news articles.

Personal Life

Zemdegs has kept his personal life away from the media and thus there is not much information available of any relation he has had in the past or in the present. Likewise, there are no rumors regarding his personal and professional life.

Body Measurement

Feliks Zemdegs has a height of 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs around 90 kgs. Similarly, he has light brown eye color and dark brown hair. However, information about his other body measurements like chest-weight-hip measurements, biceps, shoe size, dress size, etc., is not available.

Feliks Zemdegs posing

Caption: Zemdegs posing for a photo. Source: Instagram

Social Media and Net Worth

Feliks is available on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. He has more than 115K followers on Instagram, more than 21.2K followers on Twitter, more than 91K followers on Facebook and more than 371K subscribers on his YouTube channel. Similarly, he has over 91k followers on his Facebook page.

Some sources estimate Feliks Zemdegs’s net worth as $1 – $9 million. However, it is not verified yet. His earnings come from attending and winning at numerous championships as well as his personal website which also offers visitors a premium membership.