June 2, 2018 16:38 IST

Karthik Nemmani wins Scripps National Spelling Bee by correctly spelling 'Koinonia'

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Karthik Nemmani celebrates with E.W. Scripps Company CEO Adam Symson after winning the Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, U.S., May 31, 2018. Credit: Reuters
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Cameron Keith stretches between rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, U.S., May 31, 2018. Credit: Reuters
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Shruthika Padhy relaxes between rounds during the Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, U.S., May 31, 2018. Credit: Reuters
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Naveenth Murali spells a word on his forearm during the Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, U.S., May 31, 2018. Credit: Reuters
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Paul Hamrick concentrates as he spells a word during the Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, U.S., May 31, 2018. Credit: Reuters
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Naysa Modi spells a word during the Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, U.S., May 31, 2018. Credit: Reuters
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Simone Kaplan wears a dress featuring bees as she participates in the Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, U.S., May 31, 2018. Credit: Reuters
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Anita Beroza of Belmont, CA, cries after she was eliminated from the Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Maryland, U.S. May 30, 2018. Credit: Reuters
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Reagan Remmers of Missoula, Montana, reacts as she is eliminated from the Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Maryland, U.S. May 30, 2018. Credit: Reuters
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Maya Jyothinagaram of Forsyth, Illinois, watches fellow contestants during the Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Maryland, U.S. May 30, 2018. Credit: Reuters