Winter Games: India's Shiva Keshavan finishes 34th in luge

Shiva Keshavan was taking part in his sixth and last Olympics. AP/PTI

PYEONGCHANG -- India's Shiva Keshavan brought the curtains down on his international career with a 34th-place finish in the men's luge singles event at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Sunday.

Taking part in his sixth and last Olympics, the 36-year-old Keshavan produced the best timing of his campaign as he covered the 1,344-metre track at the Olympic Sliding Center in 48.900 seconds in his third round heat. The effort put him at 30th in the third heat among 40 competitors and 34th overall after three rounds.

Since Keshavan finished outside the top 20 after three runs, he did not get to compete in the fourth and final run, which decided the medals.

Keshavan was also 34th overall after the two rounds held on Saturday and he maintained that position on Sunday. His aggregate time in the three runs stood at two minutes and 28.188 seconds.

Unheralded Austrian David Gleirscher won the gold, Chris Mazdzer (US) bagged the silver and Johannes Ludwig (Germany) took the bronze.