Luge Current Affairs - 2019
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Seasoned Indian luger Shiva Keshavan has won a silver medal at the 2015 Asian Luge Championship held in Nagano, Japan.
In this edition of championship, the first place was claimed by Japan’s Hidenari Kanayama and the third by South Korea’s Dong Hyeon Kim.
The race was conducted in two heats that were closely contested by athletes. In the first heat Shiva Keshavan was a mere 2/10th of a second behind, but in the second heat minor technical snags cost him the gold medal. In the previous editions of the event, Shiva had won two gold, silver and two bronze medals for India.
It should be noted that Luge is one of the three Olympic sliding sports. It is the fastest and most dangerous sports on ice and is part of Winter Olympic program since 1964.