Feb 27 (NBD) – Li Jiazhou, a Chinese student aged 16, broke the Asian record for 2x2x2 Cube competition with an average score of 1.18 seconds during the Singapore Championship 2023 in the first round, ranking second worldwide along with Antonie Paterakis(the Netherlands) and Brian Johnson (United States) in the world.

Photo/Red Star News

Li has been an Asian record holder for four years with an average of 1.25 seconds in a competition held in Xi'an.

Li's first knowledge about the game was through a TV program when he was 10 years old and his mother could only fix one side at that time. His mother said that if you want to fix 6 sides, then you have learned by yourself. The next day he found a video on the Internet and learned how to solve it, according to Sichuan Daily.

In July 2018, the 11-year-old Li Jiazhou smashed the 1722-day Chinese record with 0.89 seconds (single time) in a 2x2x2 Cube competition held in Hefei, China, becoming an instant hit.

Li said cube solving improves his spatial imagination ability and helps him to concentrate.

Back at school, Li is also an academic master and is being trained by the mathematics trial class of Chengdu No. 7 Middle School. His math teacher said that his talent and hard work made Li a master in the cube-solving sector.

Editor: Tan Yuhan