Ananya Vinay, 12, wins US spelling bee with 'marocain'

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A 12-year-old woman from California has gained the Scripps Nationwide Spelling Bee after a tense last in Washington.

Ananya Vinay from Fresno accurately spelled the phrase marocain – a kind of costume cloth – to defeat Rohan Rajeev, 14, from Oklahoma.

The rivals had accurately spelled phrases together with cheiropompholyx, durchkomponiert and tchefuncte as every waited for the opposite to slide up.

However Rohan misspelled the phrase marram and Ananya acquired two phrases proper to win.

She mentioned she felt “wonderful” after her victory, including: “It was simply enjoyable to see how far it will go.”

May you will have spelled these?

Listed here are a number of the phrases Ananya and Rohan grappled with throughout their 45-minute spell-off.

Marocain – a heavy crepe cloth whose identify is derived from the French phrase for Moroccan

Marram – a Scandinavian-derived phrase for a kind of seaside grass

Cheiropompholyx – a kind of eczema affecting the pores and skin of the palms and ft

Durchkomponiert – a German-origin phrase used to explain a music that’s not based mostly on repeated sections

Tchefuncte – referring to a Native American tribe that lived in Louisiana from 600 BC to 200 AD

Her father Vinay Sreekumar mentioned she had a “deep ardour for studying”.

Ananya – the thirteenth Indian-American in a row to win the spelling bee – mentioned she deliberate to separate the $40,000 prize cash together with her seven-year-old brother and put her share in an account for her school schooling.

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Greater than 11 million kids aged between six and 15 from all 50 US states, US territories resembling Puerto Rico and Guam and international locations resembling Japan and Jamaica had entered the competitors.

The youngest-ever competitor, Edith Fuller of Tulsa, Oklahoma, who turned 6 in April, was eradicated from the competitors final week.


Revealed at Fri, 02 Jun 2017 06:18:43 +0000