Friends and family rush to congratulate Karthik Nemmani, from McKinney, Texas, winner of the 2018 Scripps US National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Maryland, on Thursday. Photo: EPA

Sound the telyn! Champion triturates rivals at US spelling bee, as glossodynia overcomes veteran pronouncer

Karthik Nemmani, 14, is crowned the top speller in the US, with the winning word ‘koinonia’

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Friends and family rush to congratulate Karthik Nemmani, from McKinney, Texas, winner of the 2018 Scripps US National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Maryland, on Thursday. Photo: EPA
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