‘Jeopardy!’ crowns ‘Greatest of All Time’
The answer is: The greatest “Jeopardy!” champion of all time.
The question is: Who is Ken Jennings?
Jennings defeated James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter to win the “Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time” special tournament on Tuesday night. Jennings was the first to win three matches, which made him champion.
Besides bragging rights, the Seattle-based software engineer turned author won the grand prize of $1 million. As the runners-up, Rutter and Holzhauer each won $250,000.
Jennings became a household name during his record 74-game winning streak, which was the longest in the game show’s history.
Tuesday night’s victory brought his winnings total to $4.37 million.
The three contestants were selected for their standout performances on the show.
Rutter holds the title for the most money won by a contestant across any television game show, raking in $4.68 million in “Jeopardy!” prize money. He has never lost “Jeopardy!” to a human opponent.
Holzhauer is the record holder for all 15 of the top single-game winnings records on the show. He won the 2019 Tournament of Champions and his winnings total $2.71 million.
Gold medalist Aly Raisman explains why she won’t compete in this year’s Olympics
Gold medal-winning gymnast Aly Raisman will not compete in this year’s Olympics in Tokyo.
The two-time Olympian made the announcement on social media Tuesday. “It’s true, I’m not going to be competing in Tokyo,” she said.
Raisman said she’s taking much-needed time and space to reflect on her years of achievements.
“The past 10 years have been such a whirlwind that I haven’t really processed all that has happened, and sometimes I wonder whether I ever will,” she wrote. “I’ve lived a pretty fast-paced life and sometimes I have to remind myself to slow down, unplug from technology and take the time to appreciate what I’ve experienced and learned.”
The Tokyo Olympics will take place from July 24 to Aug. 9.
In the post, she reminisced about watching a recording of the 1996 Olympics in her living room at age 8.
“I knew every score by heart and tried to imitate the routines, cartwheeling all over the house, bumping into furniture and knocking things over,” she said. “ ... One of the best things about being a kid is the belief that anything is possible, and that no dream is too big.”
— From wire reports
Raisman also appeared to allude to her sexual abuse by USA Gymnastics team physician Larry Nassar and wondered what she would tell her younger self about the abuse. She has said she reported the abuse but USA Gymnastics did not help.
“I wonder if I would tell her that life is filled with ups and downs, and that there are people in the sport who will fail to protect her and her teammates,” she said. “ ... I would make sure that she knows she will get through it and she will be OK.”
Raisman said her goal is to make gymnastics safe for young girls.