German luge star Felix Loch was consoled by his father immediately after his ill-fated run in the men's singles luge at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang that left him without a medal.
(L-R) Chris Mazdzer, David Gleirscher and Johannes Ludwig react as they watch the final run of Felix Loch in the luge men's singles at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang on February 11, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea. Whenever you lose, keep fighting.
With two fast final runs, teammate Chris Mazdzer moved from fourth place (after the opening two runs Saturday) into second place, winning the silver medal.
Roman Repilov, an Olympic Athlete from Russian Federation, was in third place entering the final two runs and faltered on his third run to allow Mazdzer to leapfrog him as well. Mazdzer finished both the 2010 Vancouver Games and the 2014 Sochi Games in 13th place. But it was only with his second and third runs - which he finished second and first, respectively - that Mazdzer climbed the leader board. He conquered the infamous ninth curve easily to put himself into ideal position for a medal. Download the Team USA app today.
Then, when he needed it most, Mazdzer delivered in his fourth run.
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.
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. Tucker West finished 26th and Taylor Morris finished 18th.
With a final time of 3:10.728, Mazdzer won silver thanks to a strong closing run over the last two rounds. Mazdzer's medal was the Team USA's sixth all time in the luge, which was introduced to the Winter Games in 1964.