Shiva Keshavan wins gold at Asian Luge Championships

Dec 02, 2017, 15:12 IST | PTI

India's veteran Winter Olympian Shiva Keshavan yesterday won a gold medal at the Asian Luge Championships at Altenberg, Germany

India's veteran Winter Olympian Shiva Keshavan yesterday won a gold medal at the Asian Luge Championships at Altenberg, Germany. The sole Indian participant and defending Asian champion retained his title with a time of 55.60 seconds.

Shiva Keshavan
Shiva Keshavan

Due to technical reasons, the Asian Luge Championships took place at Altenberg in Germany. In a race that was full of surprises, Keshavan started slow but recovered the lead after the second corner. There was a tense moment in the Infamous Curve 11-12 combination, also known as the 'Labyrinth', where Keshavan's sled started a sideways skid, but the Indian was able to bring it under control and retain the lead.

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