Canadian champion Mattea Roach wins the 21st Jeopardy! to win

Canada’s most successful Peril! The contestant added to her winning streak on Tuesday, capping her 21st victory by correctly answering a clue on her country’s national anthem.

Mattea Roach, who holds the record for the longest winning streak of any Canadian in the quiz, entered Final Jeopardy with $24,600 after crushing the competition in the previous round with 17 correct answers and a strategic bet $2,000 on a Daily Double.

Its competitors, Enver Casimir of California and Angela Kissner of Ohio, trailed with $9,800 and $600, respectively.

Even with a nice lead, the 23-year-old Roach must have been filled with even more confidence after hearing the final clue: “‘Terre de nos aïeux’ follows the title in the French version of this anthem.”

Before revealing Roach’s correct answer”O Canada“, animator Ken Jennings pointed out with a chuckle that Final Jeopardy’s clues are written weeks or months in advance and are randomly selected.

“So we never know when they’re going to land,” he said. “But I have to think Mattea might know some of the words of O Canada.

Enver, who bet $8,000, also gave the correct answer. He finished the game with $17,800, but fell short to Roach, whose $4,999 bet took his total to $29,599. Kissner, who answered incorrectly, ended up with $600.

During his winning streak, Roach took home US$506,184.

Fifth longest streak

Having now jostled Julia Collins from fifth place for the longest Peril! winning streak, Roach would need to hit 32 wins to tie with fourth-place winner James Holzhauer.

Roach is still far from overtaking the current Peril! host Ken Jennings, who won 74 straight games in 2004 and amassed US$2,520,700 in earnings for that streak alone.

Many places in Canada have claimed Roach to be theirs as it makes national headlines.

Speaking to The Canadian Press in April, Roach said she considers Nova Scotia her home, but also has deep ties to Toronto – the city she moved to to pursue a university degree in political science. and in sexual diversity studies.