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National Spelling Bee ends in a Tie, 2nd Year in the Row

This is so un-American. A second-straight year of a two-way tie [1] for first?! But kudos to the co-champions:

“They couldn’t be rattled. They couldn’t be denied. Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar had worked too hard and come close too many times not to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee.”

“So they shared the title, making history in two different ways.”

“The bee hadn’t ended in a tie for 52 years — until last year. Now it’s happened for an unprecedented two years running.”