Sharath Narayan, an Indian-American teenage boy, has won US$100,000 in a top US quiz show.
He is a sophomore from Madison, Alabama, has won ‘Jeopardy! Teen tournament’ by defeating two other finalists Alex Fischthal and Michael Borecki, who came second and third, respectively.
‘Jeopardy! Teen tournament’ is the most coveted quiz show of the country.
Sharath won the game by the slimmest of margins.
“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 shown me that I can surprise myself and accomplish things that I would never have thought of”, he said.
Hosted by long-time host Alex Trebek, “Jeopardy!” attracts 23 million viewers each week and is in its 33rd season.
Contestants in this tournament are primarily high school students, and between the ages of 13-17.