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Loch leads, Mazdzer in pursuit in Olympic luge competition

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Rita Gibson | 11 February, 2018, 17:55

With Erin Hamlin winning the first singles Olympic luge medal at the 2014 Sochi Games, the United States has finally rounded out their luge trophy case.

American Chris Mazdzer earned a silver medal in men's singles luge today (Feb. 11) at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, finishing just.026 seconds behind the victor, David Gleirscher of Austria.

Germany's Johannes Ludwig won the bronze, with his compatriot Loch finishing a scarcely believable fifth, ending eight years of Olympic dominance, his bid to match compatriot Georg Hackl's 1990s hat-trick in ruins.

The 28-year-old Loch was on the verge of history in Pyeongchang, where he was just seconds away from becoming the sport's first four-time gold medallist. You can see the full results here.

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With a final time of 3:10.728, Mazdzer won silver thanks to a strong closing run over the last two rounds. In fifth place after Run 1, he had the second fastest run of all competitors on Run 2 to jump into fourth place - and he was only 0.001 second behind Roman Repilov, an Olympic Athlete from Russian Federation. Mazdzer also broke the course record to move into second place.

Then, when he needed it most, Mazdzer delivered in his fourth run. The highest an American had finished in men's luge singles before today was fourth.

All told, it was an historic day for the USA luge team. Luger Chris Mazdzer added a second medal to Team USA's total with a silver in luge.

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