Hey, it took simply 54 years.
Chris Mazdzer won a silver medal in the luge singles at the Winter Olympics on Sunday in Pyeongchang, South Korea, becoming the first U.S. man to earn a medal in the event.
Austria’s David Gleirscher took amber and Germany’s Johannes Ludwig bronze.
You belief Mazdzer’s happy?
Mazdzer finished 13 th in two previous Wintertime Games, so this was quite a step up.
Mazdzer had slumped on the World Cup circuit recently, but it didn’t affair on the world’s biggest stage.
“I like being the underdog, ” he told USA Today earlier.
The event premiered at the 1964 Winter Olympics. That’s a lot of Olympics ago.
The U.S. men’s squad had previously captured awards in the luge doubles rivalry( 1998 and 2002 ).
Erin Hamlin, the flag-bearer at the Opening Ceremony for this year’s Olympics, won the first ever award — a bronze — by an American woman in the luge singles in the 2014 Games in Sochi.