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Indian-American teen wins USD 100,000 in US quiz show

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Jun 29, 2019, 12:36 pm IST
Updated : Jun 29, 2019, 12:36 pm IST

He beat out three other Indian-American teens in the contest, which featured a total of 15 students.

Avi Gupta's victory on Friday marked a near-clean sweep of popular student contests in the past year by Indian-Americans. (Photo: Jeopardy | Twitter)
 Avi Gupta's victory on Friday marked a near-clean sweep of popular student contests in the past year by Indian-Americans. (Photo: Jeopardy | Twitter)

New York: An Indian-American youth has won the 2019 Teen Jeopardy contest and took the USD 100,000 prize in American’s most-watched individual quiz show, reported IANS.

Avi Gupta's victory on Friday marked a near-clean sweep of popular student contests in the past year by Indian-Americans.

Gupta is from Portland, Oregon, and completed high school recently. He beat out three other Indian-American teens in the contest, which featured a total of 15 students.

The 2018 College Jeopardy, which also carried a prize of USD 100,000, was won by Dhruv Gaur.

The 2019 National Geography Bee, which tests knowledge of geography, was won by Nihar Janga.

In the previous 10 years, only Indian-Americans had been winners. Indian-Americans have made their mark in science contests also.

Tags: indian-america, quiz show, national geography bee, college jeopardy
Location: United States, District of Columbia