Doctors recommended that Max Park, 10, try playing with a Rubik’s Cube to improve his fine motor skills. Little did they know the boy with autism would become one of the world’s best.
Today, just a few years after he started playing with the the 3-D puzzle, Park is ranked among the 100 fastest players on the planet, but finding out he could compete with the best of them occurred by chance.
The San Diego, Calif. boy convinced his mom and dad to travel to Los Angeles for a Rubik’s Cube competition so that he could observe top players at work. But Park ended up participating.
The youngster completed a six-by-six cube in less than three minutes, beating out college-age players and winning a division title and the world ranking, much to his parents’ surprise, reports FOX5 San Diego.