Final Jeopardy: International Sports
The Final Jeopardy question (7/17/2013) in the category “International Sports” was:
2013 marks the 100th running of this event, first won by Maurice Garin with a time of 94 hours, 33 minutes, 14 seconds.
Current champ Mark Japinga has won $112,600 over the course of 4 days. Today he could sail right into the No. 2 spot on the TOC list with a win like yesterday. His challengers in his 5th match are: John Clarke from Vancouver, BC Canada; and Kerri McCoy from Jersey City, NJ.
Kerri found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Author-ized Biographies” before the first break. She was in second place with $1,000, $600 behind Mark’s lead. She made it a true Daily Double and she was RIGHT.
Born in Hell’s Kitchen in 1920 to immigrants from Naples, he said “I never met a real… gangster.” show
Kerri finished in the lead with $5,600. Mark was second with $4,400 and John was last with $1,800.
John found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “U.S. Rivers.” He was in third place with $2,200, $4,200 less than Kerri’s lead. He made it a true Daily Double and he was RIGHT.
The Hudson River rises at Lake Tear of the Clouds on the shoulder of Mount Marcy in these mountains. show
Kerri found the last Daily Double in “-Ologies.” In the lead with $8,000, she was $2,800 ahead of John in second place. She bet $1,200 and floundered a bit. You could almost hear her inner voice — “say something! say something!” — but she got the RIGHT answer out there in time.
From the Greek for “beyond the soul”, it’s the study of phenomena that cannot be explained by traditional science. show
Kerri finished in the lead with $15,600. Mark was next with $10,400 and John was in third place with $7,200.
NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
Maurice-Francois Garin was a road bicycle racer best known for winning the inaugural Tour de France in 1903, and for being stripped of his title in the second Tour in 1904, along with eight others, for cheating. (wikipedia)
John wrote down “Ironman.” That cost him $3,201 so he finished with $3,999.
Mark thought it was the “Paris to Dakar Rally.” He lost everything he had and finished with zero.
Kerri wrote down ‘Marathon”. She bet $5,000 so she won the game with $10,600.
Well, quelle surprise! We thought Alex Trebek’s French pronunciation of Maurice Garin would point at least one or two of the contestants in the direction of France and the rest would come, but congrats to Kerri all the same. Well-played!