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Shiva Keshavan braves injury to win gold medal at Asian Luge Championship

Shiva Keshavan braves injury to win gold medal at Asian Luge Championship

It was a turnaround of sports for Keshavan who had a tumultuous lead up to the event at the Spiral Olympic Track.

Shiva Keshavan forced to pull out of World Championships: Report

Shiva Keshavan forced to pull out of World Championships: Report

Currently the Olympian is also without a sponsor.

Shiva Keshavan: Lack of funds forces five-time Winter Olympian to pull out of World Championships

Shiva Keshavan: Lack of funds forces five-time Winter Olympian to pull out of World Championships

The luger won a silver medal at the Asian Championships last year. He also has two gold medals in the Asia Cup and was the first Indian to qualify for the Winter Olympics.

Indian luger Shiva Keshavan wins silver at Asian Championship

Indian luger Shiva Keshavan wins silver at Asian Championship

The race consisted of two heats closely contested by athletes. Though in the first heat Shiva was a mere 2/10th of a second behind, minor technical snags cost him the gold medal in the second heat.