Norwegian National Record holder Marius Solaat Rødland was originally named to Norway’s European Championship team this year, and was expected to represent the country well.
A back injury kept him out of that meet – but he’s arguably become even more famous in spite of it.
Rødland posted a video online where he solves three Rubik’s Cubes, underwater, in one breath. This has made him somewhat of a minor celebrity in his home country.
The Norwegian is not the world’s only swimmer who also excels in the art of the Cube. For a little throwback Thursday action, NCAA Division III swimmer Kevin Hays is a Rubik’s Cube World Champion. See that video here.
Rødland swam at the 2014 European Junior Championships, where he was as high as 14th in the 50 meter fly.
Note: as with all underwater challenges, there is a risk to anything done without breathing. Make sure you know what those risks are and fully understand them before undertaking any underwater challenge.