Luger Keshavan retires from sport with 34th-place finish

PYEONGCHANG: India's winter sports activities poster boy Shiva Keshavan on Sunday introduced the curtains down on his over two-decade world profession with a 34th-place finish within the males's luge singles tournament of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics here.

Taking part in his 6th and remaining Olympics, the 36-year-old Keshavan produced the best timing of his marketing campaign as he covered the 1,344 metre monitor at the Olympic Sliding Center in 48.900 seconds in his 3rd round warmth.

The effort put him at 30th within the 3rd warmth among 40 competition and 34th total after 3 rounds. Since Keshavan completed out of doors the top 20 after 3 runs, he did not get to compete within the fourth and ultimate run, which determined the medals.

Keshavan used to be additionally 34th total after the two rounds hung on Saturday and he maintained that position on Sunday. His mixture time within the 3 runs stood at two mins and 28.188 seconds.

Shiva Keshavan competes within the males's luge singles run three. (AFP Photo)

Unheralded Austrian David Gleirscher gained a stunning gold whilst Chris Mazdzer of the United States bagged a historic silver, the first males's singles luge medal ever from his country.

Johannes Ludwig of Germany took the bronze medal.

As soon as Keshavan crossed the completing line, he made a wide smile in opposition to the seizable Indian supporters, including his members of the family. He lifted his sled over his head and waved to the group for one remaining time.

The Indian supporters had been maintaining the national flags and placards which had 'Go Shiva' and 'Nothing can prevent the fireplace' written on them.

The man from Vashisht near Manali has been the face of winter sports activities within the country for more than twenty years, and had stated simply earlier than the Pyeongchang Games that this Winter Olympics will be the remaining world tournament of his profession.

This used to be no longer despite the fact that his absolute best ever efficiency in a Winter Olympics. His absolute best used to be the 25th position finish within the 2006 edition in Turin, Italy.

Son of an Indian father from Kerala and an Italian mother, Keshavan used to be born and taken up in Manali. He used to be simply 16 years of age when he first took part within the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan in 1998. Since then he has taken part in each of the Winter Olympics.

He is the reigning Asian champion in luge and the rate document holder. He has gained Asian Luge Championships in 2011, 2012, 2016 and 2017.
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