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Olympics Luge Men's Final live stream, start time, TV channel

Olympics Luge Men's Final live stream, start time, TV channel

Germany has dominated the luge event historically, and it looks like they're positioned well to walk away with the gold medal once again. You can see the full results here.

Mazdzer, for his part, went from finishing 13th in back-to-back Olympics, to making history by becoming the first American to win a medal in men's singles luge, helped by a track-record time of 47.534 seconds on his third run.

The light in the cave is now blinding for Mazdzer who will be able to continue his 16-year love affair with luge, for all its frustrations.

"You can either give up or you can keep pushing on", Mazdzer said. In both 2010 and 2014, he finished 13th.

Repilov faltered on his third run, creating an opening for Mazdzer, who took advantage in a big way.

The luge event is four runs, and after the first two, Mazdzer was fourth, just 0.001 seconds behind Roman Repilov of Russian Federation. Mazdzer broke the course record Loch had set moments earlier to vault into second place, putting together a flawless run.

Heading into the fourth and final run, he was in the right state of mind.

Then, when he needed it most, Mazdzer delivered in his fourth run.

On the leaders' box, when Loch lost control, Ludwig turned to Mazdzer and Gleirscher and said, "What just happened?"

Mazdzer, who describes himself as a goofball who knows how to flip the switch to serious when he needs, beamed after crossing the finish line. 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.

US teammate Tucker West of CT stands in 18th place, and Taylor Morris of Utah is 23rd. Taylor Morris is in 23rd, just five spots behind fellow American West.

All told, it was an historic day for the USA luge team.

Mazdzer finished 13th in two previous Winter Games, so this was quite a step up.

Having shown his quality with a fourth-place finish at the 2016 world championships in Konigssee, Germany, he finished the last World Cup season 18th overall, driven to distraction by a misbehaving sled and clueless as to how to turn things around.