Forget LeBron, forget Mike Trout, forget Tom Brady, and forget Antonio Brown; this is the greatest athlete in the world. Sure, there are people that can solve a Rubik’s Cube in less than 10 seconds (they call themselves Speedcubers, which I found out after a deep dive into Rubik’s Cube forums), but solving six cubes in one breath is straight-up insanity.
First, this guy has to be able to hold his breath for nearly two minutes. Two minutes is no small feat; I have been swimming my entire life and can stay underwater for about a minute and a half. I don’t mean to say that two minutes is uncharted territory because a German held his breath for 22 minutes 22 seconds in 2012, but two minutes is nothing to scoff at.
On top of that, learning to Speedcube takes a ton of practice.
TBILISI (Reuters) – He said he had been preparing for the underwater challenge for six months, training several hours a day.
That just sounds horrible. There are so many things that you could do several hours a day for six months in a row. This is Georgia, so he probably could have learned how to luge properly. Or he could have learned a new language. I can guarantee that the native tongue of Georgia is definitely not as useful as, say, English.
The fact that Georgia has a real waterpark is the upset of the century. Those are some pretty, pretty cool waterslides behind the cuber in the cage. I always thought that Georgia was basically a wasteland similar to Siberia, so them having a waterpark is definitely good for their public image.