Shiva Keshavan won gold at Asian Luge Championship

Posted on:23 Dec 2016 17:37:02
Shiva Keshavan won gold at Asian Luge Championship
23 December 2016 Current Affairs: Sheva Keshavan, the Winter Olympian from India, won the gold medal at Asian Luge Championship on 23 December 2016. He braved an injury to clinch the gold at the championship in Nagano.

Keshavan who dominated the event finished the 2 heat race in 1:39.962 seconds. 103.4 km/hr was his top speed in the race.

Tanaka Shohei of Japan clinched the silver medal in the event with a combined time of 1:44.874 seconds. His top speed was 124.6 km/hr. On the other hand, the bronze medal went to Chinese Taipei’s Lien Te-An. He completed the race in 45.120 with a top speed of 126.3 km/hr.

Asian Luge Cup : It is an annual Luge competition for Asian countries and it came into existence in 1998.

The competition is held in different formats, namely men’s and women’s single events and men’s double events.

All editions of the competition are held by Spiral bobsleigh luge, and skeleton track at Nagano, Japan.

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