Friday, May 31, 2019

Everybody Wins, Nobody Wins: Spelling Bee ends in unprecedented 8-way tie

In an era where everybody gets a trophy for participating,  this result is expected and applauded. 
But, in reality nobody won this year's Spelling Bee.  Having eight co-winners is ridiculous.  A winner suppose to be that last one standing.  If eight kids remain standing, then there wasn't a winner.    

ESPN reports in the most extraordinary ending in the 94-year history of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, a record eight spellers were crowned co-champions Thursday night after each correctly spelled a word in the 20th and final round.

Rishik Gandhasri, Erin Howard, Saketh Sundar, Shruthika Padhy, Sohum Sukhatankar, Abhijay Kodali, Christopher Serrao and Rohan Raja spelled the final 47 words correctly in their historic walk-off victory, going through five consecutive perfect rounds at Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, Maryland.

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