Bruhat Soma, a 12-year-old Indian-American student, made history on Thursday by winning the Scripps National Spelling Bee 2024. Bruhat spelled 29 words correctly in 90 seconds during the tiebreaker round. He beat his competitor, Faizan Zaki, by nine words. Bruhat’s winning word was ‘abseil.’ Ever since Bruhat won the competition, the word abseil has been trending.

What Was Bruhat Soma's Winning Word?

As mentioned above, Bruhat Soma's winning word at Scripps National Spelling Bee 2024 was 'abseil.' This winning spelling earned the seventh-grader the US National Spelling Bee Champion title and USD 50,000 prize money.

Abseil Word Meaning

Abseil means to go down a steep slope while holding on to a rope connected to the top of the slope. The competition ended in a nail-biting finish, with Bruhat confidently spelling 29 complex and tricky words in the lightning round. According to the definitions from Oxford Dictionaries, abseil means: "descend a rock face or other near-vertical surface by using a doubled rope coiled round the body and fixed at a higher point."

Bruhat Soman Wins Scripps National Spelling Bee 2024

Scripps National Spelling Bee 2024 Champion Bruhat Soma

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