King of the cube

Matty Inaba is a Rubik's Cube champion who solved the puzzle in a mere 4.27 seconds during a recent competition in Canada.

Matty Inaba of Waimea hoists his trophy after winning the 3x3 Rubik's Cube competition at the North American Championship in Canada.

Matty Hiroto Inaba, 16, of Waimea, recently became an international legend when he won the North American Championship for the Rubik’s Cube, placing first in the traditional 3x3 cube event at the World Cube Association championships in Toronto, Canada. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Matty Hiroto Inaba of Waimea turned 16 years old on Friday. He’s going to be a sophomore at Hawaii Preparatory Academy and likes to paint landscapes and play baseball and golf with his friends.