Shiva Keshavan

  • We had to deal with challenges at Sochi Olympics: Shiva Keshavan March 4, 2014

    The five-time winter Olympian, Shiva Keshavan, spoke to CNN-IBN about his experience in the Sochi Winter Olympics this year. ...
  • Athletes back to India from indy in Sochi Games February 11, 2014

    Sochi: Shiva Keshavan and two other athletes are going from indy to India at the Sochi Games. They entered the Winter Olympics without acknowledgement of their home nation, but will leave with its flag flying in the athletes' village and hopes for better sports governance at home. "You have a lot...
  • Luger Keshavan 37th after penultimate round at Sochi 2014 February 9, 2014

    Sochi: Out of contention for a medal, India's Shiva Keshavan remained at a disappointing 37th spot after third and penultimate round of men's singles luge competitions in the Sochi Winter Olympic Games here on Sunday. The 32-year-old Indian, who is on his fifth Winter Olympics, clocked a combined 2:44.604 after three...
  • Luger Shiva Keshavan virtually out of contention at Sochi 2014 February 9, 2014

    Sochi: India's Shiva Keshavan brought up the rear after two rounds of men's singles luge competitions, standing 37th out of 39 athletes in the Sochi Winter Games, here on Saturday. The 32-year-old Indian, who represented India in four Olympic Games, is virtually out of medal contention as he clocked 1:49.108 (53.905...
  • Keshavan clocks 53.905 in heat 1 at Sochi Winter Olympics February 8, 2014

    Sochi (Russia): India's luger Shiva Keshavan clocked 53.905 in the first heat of the men's singles luge event at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Saturday. The 32-year-old Indian, who represented India in four Olympic Games, had a maximum speed of 130.1 km/hr during the first heat and ranked 35th after starting...
  • Indian athletes get late funding boost for Sochi Winter Olympics January 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Three Indian athletes have received late funding to travel to next month's Winter Olympics but two of them are still waiting for government assistance to purchase equipment needed to compete in Sochi. While luger Shiva Keshavan raised money for his equipment through sponsors, Alpine skier Himanshu Thakur and cross-country...
  • Three Indians to take part in Sochi Winter Games January 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Winter Games Federation of India on Thursday clarified that three Indians, not four, will take part in the February 7-23 Sochi Games. Shiva Keshavan in luge, Himanshu Thakur in Alpine Skiing and Nadeem Iqbal in Cross Country will take part in the Winter Games in the Russian Black Sea...
  • No Indian flag at Sochi Games January 8, 2014

    The Indian Olympic Association's decision to hold its elections on February 9 has once again left the athletes in the lurch as they will now compete under the Olympic flag at Sochi next month. ...
  • Indian luge pioneer Keshavan fears slide into oblivion February 19, 2013

    Mumbai: On more than one occasion, luger Shiva Keshavan has been on the brink of quitting due to India's frosty attitude towards winter sports, but the pioneer's passion and devotion are driving him towards a fifth Olympics. Keshavan was just 16 when he participated in the 1998 Winter Olympics at...
  • Shiva Keshavan guns for medal at Winter Olympics December 30, 2012

    New Delhi: To enter thirties might signal decline in many sports but for veteran luge racer Shiva Keshavan, it is the start of his peak form which, he feels, would make him the first Indian to win a Winter Olympics medal come 2014. The 31-year-old, who is called the 'fastest Indian...
  • It was an overwhelming feeling: Keshavan December 21, 2011

    Luge athlete Shiva Keshavan of India set a new Asian speed record of 134.3 kmph to win the gold medal at the 2011 Asia Cup. ...
  • Shiva Keshavan disappoints at Winter Olympics February 15, 2010

    Vancouver: Embroiled in a uniform controversy, Shiva Keshavan faired poorly on the field as he finished a disappointing 29th in the disaster-hit men's luge event of the Winter Olympics on Monday. Keshavan clocked overall 3 hours and 18.473 minutes after four runs to finish 29th out of the 38 athletes, who...
  • Winter Olympics: Rift in Indian camp over uniform February 15, 2010

    Vancouver: Trouble is brewing in the Indian camp in Winter Olympics here with majority of the contingent denying luger Shiva Keshavan's claim that the team didn't have coordinated uniform for the opening ceremony and rejecting the money raised by the Indian diaspora. Keshavan has alleged that the contingent did not have...
  • Keshavan defies fractured back for Winter Olympics February 11, 2010

    Whistler (British Columbia): Indian luger Kannan Palan Shiva Keshavan has defied doctors' orders to slide down the world's fastest track at the Vancouver Olympics with a fractured back. Himalayan-born Shiva Keshavan was told that he had a fracture in his 10th vertebra in January but wild horses would not keep him...
  • Shiva Keshavan eyes glory at 2010 Winter Olympics December 30, 2009

    New Delhi: Shiva Keshavan is blazing a trail through ice. Back in India for a short stopover after winning silver at the Asian Championships, Keshavan is getting ready for his moment of reckoning - the Winter Olympics early 2010 in Canada. Keshavan, India's only world class luge athlete, has gone one...
  • Luge pilot Keshavan eyes Olympic glory March 26, 2009

    New Delhi: Shiva Keshavan is India's only luge pilot and could be another athlete who may bring us Olympic glory at the Winter Games in a few months time. Keshavan sits on the cusp of a unique achievement and in 2010 he will join a select band of Indian sportspersons who...
  • Shiva fights against odds to make a mark in luge January 6, 2009

    New Delhi: Shiva Keshavan won a bronze medal on December 22, at the Luge Asian Championships in Nagano, Japan. Luge is not a popular sport in India and Keshavan is a pioneer. Just 27-year-old, Keshavan is already a veteran of three Winter Olympics but is not yet a household name in...