Oklahoma's Own Rohan Rajeev Places 2nd In Scripps National Spelling Bee

Ausiliatrice Cristiano
Giugno 3, 2017

Ananya Vinay of Fresno, California celebrates after winning the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, U.S., June 1, 2017.

After three consecutive ties, the National Spelling Bee was determined to have a solo victor, so it added a new tiebreaker procedure for Thursday night's finals in Oxon Hill, Md. "It was just fun to see how far it would go".

Rohan was an impressive competitor, stunning viewers as he whizzed through words like cheiropompholyx, durchkomponiert and potichimanie.

Could you have spelled these? The tense competition finally came to an end when Rajeev misspelled "marram", and Ananya correctly spelled the word "marocain".

Vinay plans to split the money with her 7-year-old brother and put it in to her college account. She said she felt incredible after her victory. He is a local spelling bee pro, competing since the age of 8.

CNN is so obsessed with Trump's Twitter typo that they asked the recently crowned Scripps National Spelling Bee champion to spell "covfefe" on air with them.

Ananya clinched the championship by correctly spelling the word "marocain".

Despite the incorrect spelling Camerota praised Vinay for her efforts, with Cuomo chiming in. Praying really reassured me and it really helped, Rohan said.

Six-year-old Edith Fuller, of Tulsa, made history as the youngest speller in the competition. In the clip, the sixth-grader appears completely shocked by the fact that she'd claimed first place (not to mention the prize of $40,000 in cash, a $2,500 savings bond and a huge arsenal of reference books).

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