Harini Logan spelled 21 words correctly to win the prestigious 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee
Harini Logan beats another close competitor Vikram Raju a 12-year-old boy from Denver by six, who got 15 out of 19 words right.
Harini Logan won $50,000 cash prize and Scripps Cup and also awards from Merriam-Webster and Encyclopedia Britannica
Vihaan Sibal, a 13-year-old from Texas, finished third while Saharsh Vuppala, a 13-year-old eighth-grader from Washington, was fourth.
The Scripps National Spelling Bee is an annual spelling bee held in the United States.
2022 event featured three rounds completed virtually, rather than in-person, with 209 contestants - down from 562 in 2019.
The finals were then held in person at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida, rather than in the National Harbor in Maryland, where the event had typically been held in recent years.
The National Bee is a high-profile, high-pressure spelling contest and spellers spend months preparing for it.
Over the past 20 years, Indian-Americans have been dominating the Spelling Bee contest