Erik Akkersdijk at the Aachen Open
|Born||October 7, 1989|
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.
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. 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
|Record type||Result (min:sec)||Set at|
|4x4x4 Cube Single||35.15||German Open 2011|
|5x5x5 Cube Single||1:05.84||Dutch Open 2011|
|5x5x5 Cube Average||1:14.00||MPEI Open 2010|
|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|
|6x6x6 Cube Single||2:27.02||The Hague Open 2009|
|6x6x6 Cube Average||2:45.34||V-CUBE Spiel 2011|
|7x7x7 Cube Single||3:51.90||Dutch Open 2011|
|7x7x7 Cube Average||4:05.18||Dutch Open 2011|
|Rubik's Magic Single||0.88||Dutch Nationals 2009|
|Rubik's Magic Average||1.04||German Open 2009|
- "Record page". worldcubeassociation.org. Retrieved 2011-12-06.
- Erik's youtube channel
- Erik's 3x3 former world record single
- Erik's website
- Article on Erik on the Speedsolving Wiki