'I knew them all': Confident Ananya Vinay wins spelling bee

Ananya Vinay from California, won the competition by correctly spelling "marocain", which is a type of fabric. She said she felt awesome after her victory.

"Despite the constant negative press covfefe", Trump tweeted - leading many to speculate what exactly the 70-year-old former businessman was referring to. In earlier rounds, some spellers tripped over words including Corriedale, toreutics, cleidoic and panettone, weeding down the field headed for the finish of the 90th national Bee. Scripps added a tiebreaker test this year, to prevent further ties, but it was not needed. However, the judges gave her the word "apparentement"- an alliance of French political parties formed during an election.

Rohan, a 14-year-old eight-grader, will receive $30,000.

Asked about her competitor, Rohan, Ananya said, "It was interesting to go back and forth for so many rounds".

They have family in India, and her grandmother traveled from the country to watch in person. "The biggest thing that she wants to do is sit and read". "I had fun", she said.

Attorney Dmitry Gorin, who is a criminal lawyer representing Griffin in a Secret Service investigation, said the shoot was parody and the comedian did nothing wrong. "It's a like a dream come true". Vinay showed no stress as she parsed out the word. Rohan's close call was even more heartbreaking.

Earlier during the bee week, the star of the event was 6-year-old Edith Fuller, who became the youngest contestant at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Indian-Americans have won 18 of the past 22 Spelling Bees and have established themselves as serious competitors. The victor of the competition is awarded a United States dollars 40,000 prizes and the person who comes in second is awarded USD 30,000, according to CNN. Her mother, Lekshmi Nair, competed in 1988, 1989 and 1990.

Four spellers remain in the Scripps National Spelling Bee almost two hours after the primetime finals began. Shourav Dasari, a past victor of both minor-league bees, was described as the consensus favorite as the ESPN broadcast began.

 "It was stunning", former speller Jacob Williamson said.