Create
Notifications
⚡️ Get the free App now
Favorites Edit
Advertisement

Winter Olympics 2018, PyeongChang, Luge India: Shiva Keshavan's Men's Singles Runs 3 & 4, live online updates

Shiva Keshavan finishes 34th overall.
Updated: 11 February 2018 17:54 IST - Published: 11 February 2018 13:58 IST
...
With that, we bring an end to today's live coverage of the Winter Olympics from PyeongChang. Join us on 16th February to catch all live updates from cross-country skiing event where India's Jagdish Singh will participate. Until then, goodbye!
...
Shiva Keshavan finishes at 29th in Run 3. He finishes at 34th overall in his sixth and final Olympics here in PyeongChang. Take a bow champ, and thank you for carrying India's Winter Sports dreams for 20 years! There will never be another like you.
...
Just three more racers to go and after that, we will know Keshavan's final standing. I reckon he will finish at 30-32, but let's wait and see.
...
Keshavan slides in at 48.900 which puts him at 28th among today's racers so far! He raises his sled as his fans cheer him on! 

The 36-year-old is loving the moment!
...
A slight bump right at the start, but he steadies himself.
...
He is seen receiving some last piece of advice from his coach and he is off!
...
Shiva Keshavan is now ready to take the track for one last time in an Olympic event!!!
...
Rupert Staudinger is up next, and right after that, we have Shivaaa Keshavaaaan. Ladies and gents, brace yourselves!
...
Will Shiva go out with his head held high? 
...
Lim Namkyu, the 30th athlete for today, gets on his sled. He slides in at 48.620.
...
Jozef Ninis of Slovakia is up next and he is the 27th luger to race today. Keshavan will get in at 34th.
...
However, we still eagerly await the Indian legend's run, which should come up in the next few minutes.
...
It would be safe to say that Shiva Keshavan will not qualify for the medal run, unless, of course, a miracle happens.
...
Tucker West, there, with more than just a few errors in his run. He is the first luger in Run 3 to have not clocked a sub-48 timing. West slides in at 49.593.
...
Semen Pavlichenkothe World No. 4, slides in at 47.716 that puts him on the 8th position.
...
Milliseconds separate the top 14 at the moment, milliseconds. And with every passing performance, Keshavan's chances of making it to the medal round are getting slimmer and slimmer.
...
Italy's Dominik Fishcnaller puts in a terrific performance as he slides in at 47.562. He is the third fastest among all the athletes today.
...
The first 10 athletes today have all clocked sub-48 seconds mark. Keshavan had hit the sub-49 mark yesterday in what was his best effort yet at PyeongChang.
...
Germany's Johannes Ludwig moves up to the fifth position by clocking 47.625.
...
The athletes are clocking much better timings than what they did yesterday. It seems like they are getting more and more accustomed to the track, which is having a positive effect on their performances.
...
Kevin Fischnaller of Italy moves to the fourth position after clocking 47.596, very impressive!
...
Canada's Sam Edney slides in at 47.759, and overtakes Roman Repilov to take the fourth position.
...
Chris Mazdzer of the USA sets a NEW TRACK RECORD! Absolutely incredible here...and, he is pumped!

The American slides in at 47.534. WOW!
...
Shiva Keshavan will start at the 34th, it's a tiring wait.
...
Next up, we have Roman Repilov.

The 21-year-old Russia, competing under the Independent Olympic flag, slides in at 47.948, which puts him in third for the moment.
...
David Gleirscher is up next...47.584! That's a really good time, he is just a few milliseconds behind Loch.
...
Felix Loch is the first man to hop on his sled today!

The German gets off to a near-perfect start...he is going as clean as he usually does...and he slides in at 47.560! It's a new track record!
...
Here we go!
...
Germany's Felix Loch leads the standings after registering a track record earlier yesterday. Following him on second and third are David Gleirscher and Roman Repilov respectively.
...
Good afternoon everyone. The men's singles run 3 will get underway in a short while.
...
Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

Veteran luge athlete Shiva Keshavan is all set for his last run at an Olympic event as he gears up for Run 3 and Run 4 of the men's singles luge event in PyeongChang later today. After the first two runs, Keshavan got an overall ranking of 34 out of a total of 40 lugers with a combined timing of 1:39.288. 

He had started off on a poor note in Run 1 yesterday night, as he hit the side chicanes a couple of times but he recovered just in time and steadied his sled to finish 36th, with a timing of 50.578 seconds on the 1,344m track in PyeongChang. In Run 2, though, the 36-year-old went on to finish 31st with a much-improved timing of 48.690 seconds.

In order to make it to Run 4, which is the medal round of the event, Keshavan has to finish in the top 20 after Run 3. Can he do it? Stay tuned for all live updates from PyeongChang.