Indian Luger Shiva Keshavan, in his 6th and last Olympic Games, finished at 34th out of 40 participants with overall timing 2:28.188 seconds.
Shiva, who was at 34th place after first 2 Runs yesterday, clocked 48.900 second which was not enough for to take him to Top 20.
Only overall Top 20 Luger qualified for Run 4, so it marked the end of Shiva’s Journey in Pyeongchang. His hard work in Run 2 (48.710) and Run 3 (48.9000) helped him to finish at 34th place with the overall timing of 2:28.188 seconds. He clocked poor timing of 50.578 seconds in Run 1 after managing to control his sledge which hit the wall twice in the initial stage.
Austria’s David Gleirscher won the Gold medal of the event with an overall timing of 3:10.702 seconds. USA’s Chris Mazdzer won the Silver medal (3:10.728 seconds) which is USA’s first men’s singles luge medal ever, while Germany’s Johannes Ludwig won the Bronze medal (3:10.932 seconds).
Defending Champion Felix Loch of Germany finished 5th after a poor finish in Run 4 (48.109 seconds).
This was Shiva’s last International appearance for India and he bids farewell to his Luge career after fantastic journey.
In his previous Olympic Games appearance Shiva had finished 28th (1998, Nagano) 33rd (2002, Salt Lake City), 25th (2006, Turin), 37th (2010, Vancouver), 37th (2014, Sochi, as an Independent athlete since Indian Olympic Association was banned by International Olympic Committee) respectively.
In the other competitions, Jagadish Singh is the only Indian left at the Winter Olympics, who will participate in Men’s Cross-Country Skiing 15KM Freestyle on 16th February 2018.