5 Unforgettable GIFs From The 2013 Spelling Bee

Another Scripps National Spelling Bee is in the books. 13-year-old Arvind Mahankali won it last night, correctly spelling “knaidel” to seal the title.

If you weren’t around all six hours of spelling action yesterday, these 5 GIFs will give you a sense of what you missed.

1. ESPN filmed some great intros for a bunch of the spellers. This guy really like LeBron James, so he did his signature chalk-toss:


2. The high-fives were predictably awkward:


3. The vast majority of spellers bowed out with grace:


4. Arvind, the eventual champion, whipped out a badass head-nod after spelling a tough German word:

arvind stand up

5. His celebration was the coolest:


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