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Shiva Keshavan wins silver in Asian Luge Championships

New Delhi: India's Shiva Keshavan added another international medal to his kitty by winning a silver at the 17th Asian Luge Championships in Nagano, Japan on Sunday.

Shiva Keshavan
Shiva Keshavan

Keshavan, who has participated in five Winter Olympics, clocked 49.934 seconds to cover the 1326 metre long ice track in the men’s luge competition at the Spiral Olympic Sliding Centre in Nagano.

Hidenari Kanayama of Japan won gold in 49.791 seconds while Kim of Korea bagged the bronze with a timing of 50.178. The 33-year-old Indian could not capitalise on his better start timing and despite a neat run, he had to be content with a silver medal for the second year in a row.

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