Erik Akkersdijk

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Erik Akkersdijk
Erik Akkersdijk, at the Aachen Open.jpg
Erik Akkersdijk at the Aachen Open
Born (1989-10-07) October 7, 1989 (age 28)
Nationality Dutch
Years active 2005-present

Erik Akkersdijk (born 7 October 1989 in Enschede, The Netherlands) is a Dutch Rubik's Cube speedsolver.

In 2008, he set several Rubik's Cube world records.

He started cubing in August 2005. He is globally known as one of the best speedcubers in the world. Akkersdijk graduated as Bachelor of Applied Science on Environmental Science at Saxion University of Applied Sciences in Deventer.[1]

Media appearances[edit]

Erik Akkersdijk is solving a Rubik's Cube in 10.50s

After he set the world record of 7.08 seconds Akkersdijk appeared on a show in The Netherlands called 'Ik wed dat ik het kan' (I bet I can do it) where he solved a cube with his feet in 1 minute 30 seconds and won €1000. In 2016 Akkersdijk reappeared in the show, this time solving three Rubik's cubes blindfolded in 3 minutes, winning another €1000. He also appeared on the German Stern TV hosted by the well-known Günther Jauch. On his YouTube channel, frk17, videos are uploaded by Akkersdijk explaining or showing his speedcubing skills. There is also a YouTube video of him solving the 3x3x3 in 7.08, filmed by his friend.

National record holdings[edit]

Record type Result (min:sec)[2] Set at
2x2x2 Cube Single 0.96 Geneva Open 2008
3x3x3 with feet Single 48.69 Alania Open 2011
3x3x3 with feet Average 56.32 World Championship 2011
Megaminx Single 59.78 Danish Open 2009
Megaminx Average 1:04.34 Danish Open 2009
Pyraminx Single 2.84 Alania Open 2011
Pyraminx Average 4.82 Cachan Open 2011


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  2. ^ "Record page". Retrieved 2011-12-06. 

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