Minh Thai

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Minh Thai
Minh Thai standing next to the timer after setting his 22.95 World Record single
Minh Thai standing next to the timer after setting his 22.95 World Record single
Born
Thái Minh

1965 (age 53–54)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, United States
NationalityAmerican
Years active1981-1982
Known forRubik's Cube speedsolver

Minh Thai (born 1965 as Thái Minh) is a Vietnamese-American speedcuber. He was a sixteen-year-old high school student from Los Angeles when he won the first world championship on June 5, 1982 in Budapest by solving a Rubik's Cube in 22.95 seconds.[1] He is also the author of the book The Winning Solution (1982), a guide to solving the cube.[2] Later, Ortega Corners-First Solution Method for Rubik's Cube is based on Minh Thai's Winning Solution.[3][4][5]

World Records[edit]

     Current world records are displayed with a red background.[6]

Event Type First World Record Latest World Record Total
3×3×3 Single 22.95s
World Rubik's Cube Championship 1982
5 June
22.95s
World Rubik's Cube Championship 1982
5 June
1

Official personal records[edit]

Event Type Time Competition
3x3x3 Single 22.95 World Rubik's Cube Championship 1982


References[edit]

  1. ^ Rubik's Cube World Championships Record
  2. ^ The Winning Solution to Rubik's Revenge
  3. ^ Ortega Corners-First Solution Method for Rubik's Cube
  4. ^ Speedsolving the Cube: Easy-to-Follow, Step-by-Step Instructions ... - Page 5 Dan Harris - 2008 "RUBIK'S CUBE (3x3x3) SPEEDCUBING FACTS AND FIGURES Rubik's 3x3x3 World Champions — Past and Present *Minh Thai's win was based on a single time; all other competitions are based on a mean of 3, after removing the fastest ..."
  5. ^ Boys' Life - Oct 1982 Vol. 72, No. 10 "That honor went to 16-year-old Minh Thai of Los Angeles. (Minh Thai, who came to this country as a refugee from Viet Nam, went on to capture the [[1982 World Rubik's Cube Championship|World Rubik's Cube Championship 1982 championship in Budapest, Hungary, in 22.95 seconds, defeating"
  6. ^ [1]

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