The uphill battle of Indian athlete Shiva Keshavan in the luge The uphill battle of Indian athlete Shiva Keshavan in the …

The uphill battle of Indian athlete Shiva Keshavan in the luge The uphill battle of Indian athlete Shiva Keshavan in the ...
The uphill battle of Indian athlete Shiva Keshavan in the luge The uphill battle of Indian athlete Shiva Keshavan in the …
From Manali, a hill station in Himachal Pradesh, Keshavan became the first Indian luger in the history of the sport when he competed in his first Olympics at the age of 16 in 1998.

But he couldn’t afford to buy the plane tickets. “I was supposed to be going to Olympic qualifying events in the US, and I’m maxed out on my cards,” he said.

The uphill battle of Indian athlete Shiva Keshavan in the luge The uphill battle of Indian athlete Shiva Keshavan in the ...
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The uphill battle of Indian athlete Shiva Keshavan in the luge The uphill battle of Indian athlete Shiva Keshavan in the ...
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Keshavan had applied for Indian government funding in April, but to no avail. Desperate, and with the time to the qualifying event ticking down, he publicly called out the country’s sports ministry on Twitter.

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