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Winter Olympics 2018

Post by S_K_S » Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:12 pm

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India_at_ ... r_Olympics
The following is the list of number of competitors participating in the delegation per sport.

Cross-country skiing 1
Luge 1

Cross-country skiing
India qualified one male cross-country skier: Jagdish Singh
Event - Men's 15 km freestyle

Luge
Shiva Keshavan qualified in men's singles by being ranked in the top 38 of the 2017–18 Luge World Cup standings. Keshavan qualified for his sixth Winter Olympics in the sport. These will be Keshavan's final Olympics.

Event:Men's singles
Good write-up on Keshavan - http://www.nbcolympics.com/news/indian- ... h-olympics

His Bio - https://www.olympic.org/pyeongchang-201 ... shavan.htm

Luge Schedule -

Sat, 10 Feb 3.40pm IST Men's Singles Run 1 Followed by Men's Singles Run 2
Sun, 11 Feb 4.30pm IST Men's singles Run 3 Followed by Men's Singles Run 4

Jagdish Singh Bio - https://www.olympic.org/pyeongchang-201 ... -singh.htm

CC Skiing 15Km Freestyle - Fri 16/2 11.30am IST - His number will be 3620026

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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Post by S_K_S » Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:02 pm

Keshavan Training Runs

7/2
Group A Run 1
49.186
15/20 (was 1st to go)
1.391 behind fastest guy (47.795)

Group A Run 2
50.022
16/20 (was 1st to go)
2.074 behind fastest guy (47.948)

8/2
Group A Run 3
50.281
18/20 (last to go)
2.502 behind fastest guy (47.779)

Group A Run 4
49.574
16/20 (last to go)
1.698 behind fastest guy (47.876)

9/2
Run 5
49.218
35/40
1.421 behind fastest guy (47.797)

Run 6
49.50
35/40
1.546 behind fastest guy (47.954)

Low 48's required to medal so theoretically a second required below his fastest time

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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Post by S_K_S » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:03 pm

Luge Mens Singles

Run 1 - 50.578 - 36th (+2.926)

Run 2 - 48.710 - 31st (+1.085)

Fantastic run 2. Fastest time he has achieved this week. Onto run 3 and 4 on 11th Feb.

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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Post by S_K_S » Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:29 pm

Luge Mens Singles

Run 3 - 48.900 - 30th (+1.366)

Well done by Keshavan. To finish 30th is an admirable achievement. Unfortunately only top 20 get to go in the 4th run so that's the end of his Olympic career.

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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Post by suresh » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:21 pm

His last two runs were super! It is a great way to end his career. Congratulations Keshavan.

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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Post by S_K_S » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:35 pm

Jagdish Singh finished 103rd but it's amazing he even made it to the start line. Usual Indian bureaucracy.

http://www.sportstarlive.com/other-spor ... 772799.ece

https://scroll.in/field/868828/no-india ... r-olympics

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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Post by arjun2761 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:21 pm

Don't know what to make of these stories. Official apathy is certainly despicable and IF we are sending someone we should ensure that they have the best chance to be successful.

However, I do not see the point of sending a skier who can only beat the Tongan skier but pretty much no one else. In a country with limited resources, perhaps we should focus our resources on athletes that are at least capable of a top-20 finish (or teams in the top 10) and ultimately the medals will come from that group.

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Re: Winter Olympics 2018

Post by S_K_S » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:48 pm

It's about taking part, not the winning. I find his achievement admirable in that he is able to be an Olympian despite all the hurdles in his way.

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