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Indian-American teen wins $100K in Jeopardy college quiz contest

Saturday - April 21, 2018 8:16 am , Category : DIASPORA
 Indian-American teen wins $100K in Jeopardy college quiz contest
Indian-American teen wins $100K in Jeopardy college quiz contest

New York April 21 (IANS) Indian-American teenager Dhruv Gaur has won the $100 000 Jeopardy college quiz championship.



The first-year student at Ivy League Brown University emerged the champion on Friday in the two-day final round of the college edition of America s most popular quiz show televised nation-wide.

He faced another Indian-American Rishab Jain in the semi-final round on Wednesday before getting to the finals.

Gaur had scored a perfect score of 1 600 in the national-wide college entrance exam Scholastic Aptitude Test.

About his plans for the winnings a Jeopardy news release quoted him as saying "I m just going to save it until I need it for grad school or to pursue an opportunity I might really want in the future."

"My little brother is really interested in investing so I ll give him some so he can give the stock market a go " he added.

Viraj Mehta who came third in the 2017 edition made news because either intentionally or accidentally he was seen flashing his middle finger -- an obscene gesture -- while being interviewed by the show s host Alext Trebek.

Several media pounced on the gesture seen fleetingly on the show.

Vinita Kailasanath is the only other Indian-American who won the college championship which was in 2001.

In the teen championships for high-schoolers Sharath Narayan won the $100 000 prize in 2016.

Two other Indian-Americans had earlier won the teen championship.

--IANS
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