Receiving a gift of $ 2.50,000 (Rs 1.8 crore), Indian student Jaskaran Singh from Plano, USA won Jeopardy! National College Championship this Tuesday. According to a report by KVUE, the 22-year-old Jaskaran is among 36 students from 36 different high schools competing for a title in a popular American quiz show. Jaskaran is a senior economist and major economist at the University of Texas and won a 9-day competition after beating Raynes Goslow of Kennesaw State and Liz Feltner of Northwestern University. “Well done, Jaskaran Singh. You’re at the top of your class. We’ll see you at the Championships!” Jeopardy wrote on his official Twitter account while posting a video of Jaskaran after winning the contest.
In the video, Jaskaran says he feels “very nice” after receiving the grand prize. He also added that he would use the proceeds to pay for his school fees and many other things as well. Speaking about participating in the show, Jaskaran told KVUE that he has always been interested in assets from his high school days. He shared that he is also part of the experimental team and even won the national championship before.
Jaskaran also revealed that he was first used to competing in the popular game when he was only 13 years old. And although he could not do that at the time, he managed to make the title now after using it again last year. Reportedly, Jaskaran won the quarterfinals on February 11 days after answering regular questions on Ukraine and receiving $ 19,000 (around Rs 14.3 lakh). Following this, he advanced to the final round on February 18 and won a cash prize at the end of the Double Jeopardy round.
Speaking about his experience at the show, Jaskaran told UT News that there were some moments in the game when his brain stopped working. He also said that watching YouTube videos helped him gain knowledge for the competition. Jaskaran adds that he is just a normal person who loves to read news and stay informed of new events.
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