25-year-old Illayaram Sekar, from Chennai has been successful in creating a new world record for solving the most number of Rubik's cubes underwater.
Chennai Man Sets World Record By Solving 6 Rubik's Cubes Underwater https://t.co/RDqeuzHs3q— NDTV News feed (@ndtvfeed) August 27, 2020
Sekar solved six Rubik's cubes underwater in a single breath. And, he has been awarded with a new Guinness World Records title for the same. The 25-year-old took two minutes and 17 seconds to solve the six cubes underwater.
In the video that's doing rounds on social media, Sekar can be seen sitting inside a transparent container full of water while independent witnesses stood outside to verify his record attempt.
#WATCH Chennai: 25-year old Illayaram Sekar attempts to break the Guinness World Record of solving most Rubik's cubes underwater in a single breath. Sekar successfully solved 6 Rubik's cubes in 2.17 minutes against the previous record of 5 Rubik's cube solved underwater in 2014 pic.twitter.com/wcY6Er31gm— ANI (@ANI) August 3, 2020
Sekar is definitely overwhelmed with this achievement. In an interview he said:
This event was a turning point in my career. Now I'm stronger and ready to do more records. My personal opinion is this underwater category is the most difficult, that's why I decided to do this first.
He also plans to set more records. He said:
I've started to learn how to ride a unicycle, it's the next biggest category in cubing and I have a plan to do it next year.
Netizens also congratulated Sekar for creating a new world record.
Congrats.— DIXIT (@ILOVEMYINDIASJ) August 3, 2020
You have made the entire country proud.. Illayaram Sekar.. Well done...— Syed Meer Kaseem (@skasim818) August 26, 2020
It's amazing talent......congratulations bro— Saravanakumar M (@Saravan65338234) August 3, 2020
Brilliant Sekar— Dadul (@DADULDUTTA8) August 3, 2020
This year, Sekar finally managed to break his own world record after six years. Previously, in 2014, he held the record for solving 5 Rubik's cubes underwater.