Pyeongchang Winter Olympics: Indian luger Shiva Keshavan placed 34th after two rounds
India’s Shiva Keshavan finished 34th after two rounds of heats in the men’s singles luge competitions in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Saturday.
Keshvan, who is taking part in his sixth and final Winter Olympics, was 36th at the end of first heat but recovered a bit in the second, where he finished 31st, to be placed 34th overall at the halfway mark of competitions at the Olympic Sliding Center.
Two rounds of heats will be held on Sunday to decide the winners. The 36-year-old Indian was placed 36th at the end of first round of heats, clocking a modest 50.578 seconds to cover the 1,344 metre track and then clocked 48.690 seconds in the second heat to end 31st out of 40 competitors.
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 …read more