A teenager said he is delighted to have broken three national Rubik’s Cube records while blindfolded.
Ezra Hirschi, from Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, completed the quick-fingered challenges at a two-day event in Germany.
While he lives in England, he represented Switzerland as his father is from the country.
The records the 17-year-old broke saw him wear a blindfold and speed-solve 3×3, 4×4 and 5×5 cubes.
“With the blindfolded events, it is a lot more complicated. You need a lot more determination,” he said.
Ezra won the 4x4x4 blindfolded event in 3mins 20 seconds which broke the Swiss record by more than a minute.
He came third in the 3x3x3 event but his efforts saw him break two more national records, including his best time of 24.37 seconds for a single solve.