Winter Olympics 2018, PyeongChang, Luge India: Shiva Keshavan's men's singles run, live online updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedFeb 10, 2018 19:00 IST

The race is scheduled to start at 3.40 pm IST.


19:00 (IST)10 FEB 2018

With that, we come to the end of our coverage of Day 1 of Men's Singles Luge event, where Shiva Keshavan certainly won everyone's hearts with his much-improved performance in Run 2. 

That's all for now, but do stay tuned to Sportskeeda for more updates from around the world of sports.


18:57 (IST)10 FEB 2018

Shiva seems mightily pleased at his performance, and even runs off to a group of Indian fans, cheering him from the stands. 

His helmet and visor are still on, but he doesn't seem to care, and nor do the fans. 

This is a special moment for the Indian, who is participating in his 6th, and final Olympics. And from the looks of it, he intends to enjoy it as much as he can.

18:54 (IST)10 FEB 2018

He finally clocks in with a respectable timing of 48.710, to finish 31st in Run 2.

18:51 (IST)10 FEB 2018

Gets off to a decent start...wasn't an entirely clean run but much better than Run 1, especially considering that a number of the late sliders were struggling.

18:51 (IST)10 FEB 2018

And upnext, the last slider of the day, SHIVA KESHAVAN is up next!

18:49 (IST)10 FEB 2018

Lien Te-An of Chinese Taipe up next...a couple of bumps, and he clocks in at 51.472.

18:48 (IST)10 FEB 2018

Alex Ferralzo has a couple of hiccups, as he slides in at 48.587.

18:41 (IST)10 FEB 2018

Lim Namkyu of South Korea puts in a good timing amidst loud cheers, as he slides in at 48.591.

18:39 (IST)10 FEB 2018

Tilen Sirse of Slovenia gets off to a shaky start, and falls off his sled, but he does well to get back on the sled.

He looks distraught as comes in with a timing of 58.776.

18:35 (IST)10 FEB 2018

Simonak was number 30 on the list in Run 2.

India's Shiva Keshavan is set to come in at no. 40. Stay tuned to our live coverage, to catch the updates on Keshavan's run!

18:31 (IST)10 FEB 2018

Jakub Simonak of Slovakia up next...and finishes with a timing of 48.690.

18:30 (IST)10 FEB 2018

Rupert Staudinger of Great Britain has some trouble with the transition, as he has a couple of unclean touches., finishing with a timing of 49.259.

18:25 (IST)10 FEB 2018

Chris Mazdzer of USA puts in a brilliant run. In fact, he is second in the heat, and 4th overall, as he puts in a timing of 47.717!

18:23 (IST)10 FEB 2018

Kevin Fischnaller of Italy puts in a brilliant run with a timing of 47.793. That takes him from 8th to 4th on the standings!

18:17 (IST)10 FEB 2018

Inars Kivlenieks pinballs between the walls, before finishing at 48.370.

18:12 (IST)10 FEB 2018

Valentin Cretu of Romania up next...a difficult run for him, as he finishes  with a timing of 49.085.

18:11 (IST)10 FEB 2018

Sam Edney of Canada looks to put in a smooth run...he shows good speed and perfect technique, to clock in at 47.755.

That run takes Edney to third place in Run 2.

18:08 (IST)10 FEB 2018

Arturs Darznieks of Latvia looks quite disappointed, as he crashes and collides his way to a timing of 48.671.

18:06 (IST)10 FEB 2018

Stepan Pederov gets in a decent finish in his second run. He clocks in at  47.936, despite hitting the chicane. He seems quite happy with his timings.

18:04 (IST)10 FEB 2018

Taylor Morris goes in with a quick start, but bumps into the wall in the mid sector. However, he did well to finnish with a timing of 48.793.

"It is, what it is," he says to himself, after the run.

17:57 (IST)10 FEB 2018

Polish luger Kurowski up next, and he hits a bit of a snag in the mid section, 48.467.

17:54 (IST)10 FEB 2018

Semen Pavlichenko gets set for the next run.  The Russian seems to be having a better time out there than his previous run, and clocks in at 47.923.

17:53 (IST)10 FEB 2018

Wolfgang Kindl comes in for his Run 2, and clocks in at 47.858. He finishes 6th.

17:48 (IST)10 FEB 2018

What a race we are having in Run 2!  Germany's Felix Loch now takes the lead in Run 2, clocking in at 47.625.

17:46 (IST)10 FEB 2018

But Roman Repilov of Russia takes the lead in Run 2, clocking in at 47.740.

17:45 (IST)10 FEB 2018

Kristers Aparjods flies down the track, and slides in at the top position, with a timing of 47.834!

17:38 (IST)10 FEB 2018

Tucker West of USA comes in next...clocks in at 47.942. He finishes third, for now.

17:36 (IST)10 FEB 2018

Langenhan of Germany up next, and he puts in a steady run, to clock 47.850. He comes in at second.

17:33 (IST)10 FEB 2018

Gleirschner, who finished top of the heat in Run 1 is up next, as he slides in with five paddles...a clean, clean run, clocking in at 47.835. A bit slower than his first run, but takes the top spot for now in Run 2.

17:30 (IST)10 FEB 2018

Jozef Ninis of Slovakia to get us underway...rams into the side railings and he flies through the air. He clocks in at 50.014.

17:30 (IST)10 FEB 2018

Welcome back! We are all set for Run 2 of the Men's Singles event.

17:05 (IST)10 FEB 2018

Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for the second run of the Men's Singles Luge event.

17:04 (IST)10 FEB 2018

And with that, we come to the end of the First run of the Men's Singles Luge event, at PyeongChang!

David Gleirscher of Austria finished top of the pack, with a timing of 47.652.

Meanwhile, India's Shiva Keshavan, who suffered a bit of a hiccup during his run, finished 36th, with a timing of 50.578. He was essentially 2.926 seconds behind Gleirscher.

16:59 (IST)10 FEB 2018

Nikita Kopyrenko of Kazakhstan will be the last man to take to the track...takes his time to slide in, barges into the wall before sliding over the line, as he clocks 50.147.

16:58 (IST)10 FEB 2018

Shiva Keshavan's current rank is 35!

16:54 (IST)10 FEB 2018

A terrible start by Shiva, as he hits the side railings, but still manages to keep going...And he pumps his fists, as he clocks in at 50.578!

16:53 (IST)10 FEB 2018

SHIVA KESHAVAN OF INDIA IS UP NEXT! And we can hear the chants of "SHIVA SHIVA" ring out in in the track...

16:51 (IST)10 FEB 2018

Next up is Giorgi Sogoiani from Georgia is up next, and he will be followed by none other than Shiva Keshavan! 

Sogoiani steers himself smartly, to clock in at 49.300!

16:49 (IST)10 FEB 2018

Anton Dukach from Ukraine slides in next...rams into the side wall, but keeps it together. He clocks in at 48.888!

16:46 (IST)10 FEB 2018

Jakub Simonak of Slovakia is up next...51.724

16:42 (IST)10 FEB 2018

Andriy Mandziy of Ukraine is up next...swivels from side to side, and falls off his sled! he flipped over, but caught hold of his sled, slid for a while, and managed to get back on. He clocks in at 1:02.935

16:40 (IST)10 FEB 2018

Tilen Sirse of Slovakia comes in next...and he hits the top in the first sector...clocks in at 49.887

16:39 (IST)10 FEB 2018

Lim Namkyu, the local favourite, comes to the top of the track, with loud cheers coming from the crowd....he stutters in the middle, and slides in at 49.461

16:37 (IST)10 FEB 2018

Pavel Angelov  of Bulgaria is up next...51.569

16:33 (IST)10 FEB 2018

Alex Ferlazzo of Australia is set for the next run...48.073! He puts a fist in the air, as he slides over the line!

16:32 (IST)10 FEB 2018

Maciej Kurowski of Poland is up next...clocks in at 48.103

16:31 (IST)10 FEB 2018

Malyk was #25 on the track. Meanwhile, Shiva Keshavan is set to come in at #37. 

Stay tuned to our live coverage, to catch where India's best wintersports athlete finishes.

16:29 (IST)10 FEB 2018

Next up Mitchel Malyk of Canada. He is the 25th man to take to the track today...clocks in at 48.075!

16:26 (IST)10 FEB 2018

Reid Watts of Canada is up next...slides in with four paddles...clocks in at 47.960!

16:24 (IST)10 FEB 2018

Taylor Morris of USA lines up the next run...lout chants of "USA! USA!" ring out around the track...clocks in at 48.072
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