Winter Olympics 2018: Indian Luger Shiva retires with 34th spot

Feb 12 2018 10:16 AM
Winter Olympics 2018: Indian Luger Shiva retires with 34th spot

 

New Delhi [India], Feb 12: Indian luger Shiva Keshavan who completed 34th rank after two rounds of warms in the men's singles luge rivalries in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Saturday. Keshvan, who is taking part in his 6th and last Winter Olympics, was 36th toward the finish of first heat yet recovered a bit in the second, where he completed 31st, to be placed 34th overall at the midway sign of co,petitions at the Olympic Sliding Center. Two rounds of heats will be held on Sunday to choose the winners. The 36-year-old Indian was put 36th toward the finish of first round of heats, timing an unassuming 50.578 seconds to cover the 1,344 meter track and after that checked 48.690 seconds in the second warmth to end 31st out of 40 contenders.

A handful of supporters, including his family members, cheered Keshavan at the stands with Indian flags in their hands but he had a very bad start to his event. His sled glanced the side edges of the track -left and right -- just after the start and though he had a comparatively smoother ride after that, his timing shot over the 50-second mark.

He had a better outing in the second heat that saw him climb two places in the overall rankings after the two rounds. "What a fantastic second heat. Timing of 48.710. The entire Indian camp is delighted. The picture itself speaks a thousand words," Keshavan tweeted under the name Team Shiva along with pictures of his race

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