An American Man Actually Won A Luge Medal At The Olympics

ImageCharlotte Kalla of Sweden approaching the finish line to win the first gold medal of the 2018 Winter

ImageCharlotte Kalla of Sweden approaching the finish line to win the first gold medal of the 2018 Winter

The first two runs of the men's single luge at the 2018 Winter Olympics are complete.

Austria's David Gleirscher claimed a surprise Olympic luge gold at the Pyeongchang Games on Sunday after reigning double champion Felix Loch stumbled dramatically with his third successive title in sight. German Johannes Ludwig took bronze in his first Olympic appearance at age 31. You can see the full results here. Gleischer, who had one of the fastest times of the night in his first run, beat out American Chris Mazdzer by two one hundreds of a second to capture Austria's first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Games.

"Hi everyone this is USA luge racer Chris Mazdzer ok bye", Buzzfeed reporter David Muck brought Mazbdzer's good looks to the internet's attention on Saturday. He slid flawlessly, extending his lead.


After the first two runs on February 10, Loch led by 0.188 over Gleirscher and by 0.217 over Repilov.

Mazdzer, a 29-year-old native of Lake Placid, N.Y., was a surprise contender after the first two runs of competition, held here Saturday, entering the final rounds in fourth, one-tenth of a second out of third. Mazdzer, meanwhile, broke the course record set by Loch moments earlier to move into second. After his final run, he ran into the stands immediately to hug his family. In the end, it left Gleirscher and Mazdzer shocked, but thrilled.

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