CHAT Shiva Keshavan talks about his journey as a luge racer
Champion of a little known sport but a star in his own way, Shiva Keshavan is a stirring role model for this generation. At 31, Keshavan is convinced he is at a stage where another good showing at the international level would propel his own image. It would also boost the following for this winter sport. It is an exacting event. But then Keshavan is a man of steel when it comes to pursuing his dreams.He loves being termed the ‘fastest Indian on ice’. Recently, Keshavan defended his Asian title at Nagano in Japan. “I beat a strong Japanese field,” the pride in his voice not to be missed. He timed 49.59 after having recovered from two torn shoulder ligaments during preparation. His training was hampered to some extent but not his resolve.
Lack of infrastructure and financial support did not dampen his spirits. “It was tough but it also made me tough. ,” insists Keshavan, .
It was tough but it also made me tough... As an Indian I am very proud that I have excelled in winter sport