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Keshavan hopes to give it all in peak form

To enter 30s 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 on ice’, believes that 30s is the prime age for a luge athlete. ‘For a luge athlete prime age is late 30s. With experience comes technique. So, 2014 and 2018 is when I should be at the peak of my abilities,’ Keshavan said.

After a second successive Asian title, Keshavan is expecting financial assistance from the government to realise his dream.

‘From now on every race I participate in, I would look to better my international rankings so that I qualify for the next Olympics. There will be nine world cup races next and would like to participate in most of them,’ Keshavan said.
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