Winter Olympics: Indian luger Shiva Keshavan placed 34th after two rounds

Feb 11, 2018, 10:01 IST | PTI

India's Shiva Keshavan finished 34th after two rounds of heats in the men's singles luge competition in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics here on Saturday

Shiva Keshavan of India competes on Saturday. pic/AFP
Shiva Keshavan of India competes on Saturday. Pic/AFP

India's Shiva Keshavan finished 34th after two rounds of heats in the men's singles luge competition in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics here on Saturday. Keshavan, 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.

Keshavan, 36, 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 34th out of 40 competitors. "What a fantastic second heat. Timing of 48.710. The entire Indian camp is delighted. The picture itself speaks a thousand words," Keshavan tweeted along with pictures of his race. "Some more moments from the race. Happiness all around. Let's keep cheering. Two more heats to go tomorrow," he said in another tweet.

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