Odisha Girl Shruthika Padhy Wins US National Spelling Bee As The Judges Simply Ran Out Of Words

They Beat the dictionary!2 min


In a shocking and unprecedented way, for the first time in the 92-year history of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, the dictionary has lost to the kids as the competition named 8 co-champions.

National Spelling Bee, Odisha Girl Shruthika Padhy Wins US National Spelling Bee As The Judges Simply Ran Out Of Words

You heard that right! Eight co-champions in the final of Spelling Bee.

The tournament which started with 562 best spellers from all over the United States, and after 20rounds and 47 correct answers the competition ended.

National Spelling Bee, Odisha Girl Shruthika Padhy Wins US National Spelling Bee As The Judges Simply Ran Out Of Words
The panel ran out of words, forcing them to call it and leaving an unprecedented eight-way tie for the trophy.
National Spelling Bee, Odisha Girl Shruthika Padhy Wins US National Spelling Bee As The Judges Simply Ran Out Of Words

What’s shocking and surprising is that out of 8 winners, 7 are of Indian origin. And one of them is Odia girl Shruthika Padhy. Shruthika’s parents, Umashankar Padhy and Sujata Sabat, are from Odisha. His father is a graduate from UCE Burla Sambalpur in Electrical Engineering.

National Spelling Bee, Odisha Girl Shruthika Padhy Wins US National Spelling Bee As The Judges Simply Ran Out Of Words

Shrutika Padhy just broke the shortest-held record in the history of the Bee, becoming our 4th Co-Champion by acing the word “aiguillette.”

Here are some of the best tweets after this shocking announcement of winners at US Spelling Bee.

All the 8 winners made history as the first group to share the coveted title in the 92 years of the storied event.


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