Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, June 23, 2021


Good morning, and happy Hump Day! $145,680 has been donated to The Bowery Mission through 7 games of Savannah Guthrie hosting—today is episode 8 of her 10-episode hosting stint. Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Famous Women) for Wednesday, June 23, 2021 (Season 37, Game 193):

In 1983, 20 years after her famous first, she was honored on a one-ruble coin

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Danielle Linn, a historian & auctioneer from Cincinnati, Ohio
Danielle Linn on Jeopardy!
Joel Simeone, a sports information assistant from Azusa, California
Joel Simeone on Jeopardy!
Sandy Olive, a high school English teacher from St. Louis, Missouri (1-day total: $21,000)
Sandy Olive on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Sandy won $21,000 yesterday, playing very well without the help of any Daily Doubles. Picking those up—if only to keep her opponents from making a comeback—will be helpful for Sandy being able to continue her run.

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Final Jeopardy! correct response: Who is Valentina Tereshkova?


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On June 16, 1963, Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in history to fly into space when she was the pilot of the Soviet Union’s Vostok 6. Sally Ride became the first American woman in space in 1983.

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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!

Scores going into Final:
Sandy $19,200
Joel $15,400
Danielle $2,000


Tonight’s results:
Danielle $2,000 – $1,900 = $100 (Who is Svetlana Vladimir)
Joel $15,400 – $10,000 = $5,400 (Who is Korbut?)
Sandy $19,200 + $12,000 = $31,200 (Who is Valentina Tereshkova?) (2-day total: $52,200)


Sandy Olive, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the June 23, 2021 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Sandy $10,000
Joel $2,600
Danielle $800


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) CATCH $600 (clue #21)
Sandy 5200 +2000 (Joel 800 Danielle 1200)
2) COUNTRY FACTS $2000 (clue #19)
Joel 6200 +4000 (Sandy 15200 Danielle 1600)
3) ART & ARTISTS $1200 (clue #25, $8400 left on board)
Sandy 17600 -2000 (Joel 13400 Danielle 1600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 92


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 195 (1.01 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Sandy $19,800 Coryat, 27 correct, 1 incorrect, 42.11% in first on buzzer (24/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Joel $13,400 Coryat, 15 correct, 2 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Danielle $2,000 Coryat, 6 correct, 3 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $35,200
Lach Trash: $13,000 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,800

Sandy Olive, career statistics:
52 correct, 3 incorrect
3/4 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
41.23% in first on buzzer (47/114)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $0)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,400

Joel Simeone, career statistics:
15 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,400

Danielle Linn, career statistics:
6 correct, 4 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $2,000

Sandy Olive, to win:
3 games: 67.531%
4: 45.604%
5: 30.796%
6: 20.797%
7: 14.044%
Avg. streak: 4.080 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Through 7 days, $179,880 has been donated to the Bowery Mission. $1,874,856 has been donated to all charities.

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6 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, June 23, 2021"

  1. I knew that it was the first woman in space but had no idea what her name is.

  2. Me too – I knew why she was famous but no clue about her name.
    I would like to see Sandy win again, though.

    • Sandy zero’d out on the DDs but performed like a champ in the other major stats AND she knew both first & last names in FJ!

      Congratulations!
      YOU GO, Sandy!

  3. first female russian astronaut in space that I have no clue about, but I would like to see Sandy keep her wins going. I definitely think she has what it takes to break the dry spell here.

  4. Brad (not Rutter) | June 23, 2021 at 5:17 pm |

    Time to jump on the Sandy bandwagon. Or maybe we call it the Sandwagon.

  5. Thomas Gazdayka | June 23, 2021 at 10:23 pm |

    Hopefully Sandy can become the next 5 time champ in 4 months!!! But who knows these days.

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