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Indian-American boy wins $100,000 in top US quiz show

WASHINGTON: An Indian-American teenage boy has won $100,000 in a top US quiz show.

Sharath Narayan, a sophomore from Madison, Alabama, won ‘Jeopardy! Teen tournament’, the most coveted quiz show of the country by defeating two other finalists Alex Fischthal and Michael Borecki, who came second and third, respectively.

Hosted by long-time host Alex Trebek, “Jeopardy!” attracts 23 million viewers each week and is in its 33rd season.

Sharath won the game by the slimmest of margins: one dollar, a media release said.

“I’d still like to go on a trip to Europe with my family (maybe Italy or Germany), but the majority of it will probably go towards taxes and college tuition,” he said after winning the award.

“I’m definitely more confident since I won the tournament, and it has showed me that I can surprise myself and accomplish things that I never would have thought of,” he said.

The final of the show was taped earlier this year, but broadcast on Monday and Tuesday.

PTI