Shiva Keshavan is an Indian luger and he’s pretty awesome. Friday morning during a practice run at Sochi Olympic track he appeared to lose control and crash but somehow managed to remain on his sled and keep going without missing a beat despite moving at a speed of around 70 mph. (This GIF would certainly be enhanced by some old Hanna-Barbera cartoon sound effects, but obviously GIFs don’t have sounds.)
Keshavan, 31, has competed in luge since the 1998 Games in Nagano, Japan. This year, however, he isn’t representing India due to its on-going dispute with the IOC.
As cool as Keshavan’s save Friday morning was, it pales in comparison to this training clip he released late in 2013. In the video Keshavan trains on the Himalayan Highway and takes a street luge under a tractor-trailer. Mighty impressive.
Now I’m going to go watch Hot Rod on Netflix. Bye.
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