Speedcuber Aidan aims to be world's greatest

By Barrie Hudson - 11 January 2024


Royal Wootton Bassett Academy student Aidan Granger has set his first speed cubing record.

In a recent competition, he became the national and European record holder for the Megaminx, a dodecahedron puzzle which is part of the Rubik’s Cube family. 

His average time of 31.41 seconds left him not only as a European record holder but also ninth fastest in the world. Over 200,000 competitive speedcubers took part in the official World Cube Association competition.

Aidan said: "I'm really proud to achieve this record because it is something I have been trying to achieve for a long time now. 

"It is such a joy and relief after so many fails in competitions and I'm hoping in the future that I can further improve this record and break the world record.  

"With my exams coming up, I may need to practice a little less. However, it does relax me and it helps [me] to think so I will just keep it up."

Anita Ellis, Headteacher at Royal Wootton Bassett Academy, said: “When we received the email, I felt it important to champion Aidan’s efforts, especially when so many like me would not even know what it is. 

"I had to research Megaminx and I was doubly impressed. All of us at Royal Wootton Basset Academy are incredibly proud of Aidan for the hard work and dedication to receive his title.”



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