Two U.S. teenagers have become the first contestants since 1962 to tie for the Scripps National Spelling Bee championship.
Scripps National Spelling Bee Winning Words
Sriram Hathwar of New York and Ansun Sujoe of Texas were declared co-winners late Thursday after six tense, head-to-head rounds.
Fourteen-year-old Hathwar's final word was "stichomythia," which is a type of dialogue in ancient Greek drama.
Sujoe, who is 13, successfully spelled "feuilleton," a French word for a newspaper supplement or soap opera.
Both children are Indian-American. Since 2008, every winner of the Scripps Spelling Bee has been of Indian descent.
They will each take home $30,000 in cash and prizes along with a huge gold trophy cup.