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Last Updated: Sunday April 22 2007 15:36 GMT

Girl,13, crowned US text champ

Morgan Pozgar texting in the competition

A thirteen year old girl has won the National Texting Championship in America after her fast fingers beat loads of grown-ups to win.

Morgan Pozgar, from Pennsylvania, won several rounds before beating reigning champ 23-year-old Eli Tirosh of Los Angeles in the finals.

More that 250 top texters took part in the competition held in New York.

To win, Morgan typed Mary Poppins' song Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious the fastest without any mistakes.

Morgan said she trained by sending on average 8,000 text messages a month to her friends and family - which works out at one every five and a half minutes!

She said: "My phone is pretty worn in."

Prize money

Morgan Pozgar texting in the competition
Morgan's got fast fingers
Morgan told reporters she would spend some of her $25,000 (12,500) prize money hitting clothes shops in New York and save the rest to pay for university when she's older.

After the competition, one of Morgan's early challengers Michael Nguyen said: "I just wasn't fast enough. I just got beaten by a teenage girl, but you know."



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