Source: Hindustan Times (06-Aug-2017)

India's Winter Olympian Shiva Keshavan: Not to care about sceptics

Shiva Keshavan (born 25 August 1981) is a six time Olympian and the first Indian representative to compete in luge at the Winter Olympic Games. He set a new Asian speed record at 134.3 km/h (83.5 mph) after beating the previous record of 131.9 km/h (82.0 mph) and won gold medal in Asia Cup 2011 at Nagano in Japan. In 2012, he set a new Asian track record at 49.590 seconds. He is the reigning Asian Champion.

Awards and achievements

  • Arjuna Award, Government of India – nominee, 2012
  • Parshuram Award, Government of Himachal Pradesh – nominee, 2012
  • NDTV Outstanding performer of the year award- winner, 2012
  • Asian Luge cup – Gold Medal, 2011 & 2012
  • Asian Luge cup – Silver Medal, 2009
  • Asian Luge cup – Bronze Medal, 2005 & 2008
  • Youngest luge Olympian in history – 1998 Winter Olympics
  • First Indian luger to qualify for the Winter Olympic Games

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