Born on 25th August 1981 in Manali, Shiva Keshavan is the first Indian Luger who has the honour of being the youngest luge Olympian in the history of the sport. Shiva has set various records in the Asian Championship. He has also set an example of firm will and determination towards aim in spite of all the bars that could inhibit him to move forward. Shiva has an exceptional vision for the Indian athletes to step-up in their sports for which he is giving all his efforts nowadays. Achievements:-
Won the Junior National Ski Championship in 1995, being only 14
Bronze medal at the Asian Luge Cup of 2005 and 2008 and a silver medal in 2009
Silvermedals at the Asian Luge Championship of 2013, 2014 and 2015
Goldmedal at the Asian Luge Championship of 2011, 2012, 2016 and 2017
Qualified for the Winter Olympics 2018 and finished at 34 out of 40lugers. It was his sixth and last participation of Olympics.
Shiva has been nominated for the Indian sports honour Arjuna Award and the ParshuramAward in 2012. The same year, he was bestowed with the title "NDTV Outstanding Performer of the Year" for his stupendous performance in luge; a sport that doesn't have much recognition in the nation at that time.
Updated On : 15 Sep, 2020
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