Winter Olympics 2018: Chris Mazdzer wins historic silver in men's singles luge
- Author: Angelo Rivera Feb 12, 2018,
Feb 12, 2018, 0:57
That left only the final run, and Mazdzer did exactly what he needed to do to snare the historic medal for the United States.
Mazdzer put himself into position for the medal on his third run, moving up from fourth to second and setting a track record.
Hey, it took just 54 years.
"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.
Mazdzer had a little trouble in run 4, but held it together and it looked like he would end up with a bronze medal.
However, his teammate Chris Mazdzer won the silver medal, becoming the first US male luge athlete to win a singles medal in the Olympics.
Also on that podium were Austria's David Gleirscher, who won gold in a shocker of his own, and bronze medalist Johannes Ludwig of Germany.
(L-R) Chris Mazdzer, David Gleirscher and Johannes Ludwig celebrate at the flower ceremony following the luge men's singles at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on February 11, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.
Mazdzer had slumped on the World Cup circuit recently, but it didn't matter on the world's biggest stage.
The surprise stemmed from a subpar performance this past World Cup season, which saw a top finish of sixth place. Now that an American has earned a medal in men's singles luge too, team spokesman Sandy Caligiore said Sunday they've got their sights set even higher.
The event premiered at the 1964 Winter Olympics.
The U.S. had already medaled in women's singles luge - Erin Hamlin was the first to do so, winning bronze in 2014 - as well as doubles luge.