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>> Feldenkrais.>> That's correct.>> With that word, 13 year old, Jairam Hathwar doing what most adults can't and winning the Scripps National Spelling Bee. But wait, not so fast.>> Gesellschaft.>> G-E-S-E-L-L-S-C-H-A-F-T, gesellschaft.>> That is correct!>> Yes, it's a tie. 11 year old Nihar Janga from Austin, Texas, lifting the trophy with co-champion Hathwar and splitting an $80,000 cash prize.
>> I'm just speechless. I can't say anything, I mean I'm only in fifth grade. My mom, it says my mum.>> The child's the third in a row at the Scripps Spelling Bee and comes despite the contest introducing tougher rules this year to avoid another deadlock.>> It was just insane, I mean, I don't even know how to put in words.
>> The pair battled head to head for 25 rounds in the finals, they're the 9th consecutive winners of South Asian ancestry.>> As->> And just in case you want to know what their winning words mean. Feldenkrais is a method of education, gesellschaft a type of social relationship.