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Luge star Felix Loch consoled by father after missing out on medal

12 February 2018, 01:32 | Nina Mathis

Luge star Felix Loch consoled by father after missing out on medal

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Wearing bib No. 13, the 29-year-old Mazdzer won a silver medal in men's luge at a frigid (12ºF) Alpensia Sliding Centre Sunday night.

Austria's David Gleirscher took gold and Germany's Johannes Ludwig bronze.

Congrats to all of the medalists in the men's single luge today.

It is Team USA's first ever men's singles Olympic luge medal.

Team USA is starting to gain momentum in the medal hunt at the 2018 Winter Olympics. But it was only with his second and third runs - which he finished second and first, respectively - that Mazdzer climbed the leader board.

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Chris Mazdzer reacts following his track-record run during the luge men's singles at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChnag 2018 on February 11, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea. 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. After his final run, he ran into the stands immediately to hug his family.

Chris Mazdzer in action during the men's singles luge at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on February 10, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Loch, who seemed a lock to win his third straight gold medal, hit a wall on his final run and fell to fifth place in the final standings.

After the event Sunday, Mazdzer said his silver capped years of struggle. Loch had appeared well on his way to earning his third Olympic gold medal in a row - but a disastrous final run unraveled his bid for a three-peat, knocking him not only out of the top spot but also off the podium entirely.

Fans of Chris Mazdzer, including his girlfriend Mara Marian (C), react following his third run during the luge men's singles at the Olympic WInter Games PyeongChnag 2018 on February 11, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

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