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He turned up the heat with a track record third run that put him in second place, but a distant 0.19 of a second from three-run leader Felix Loch of Germany, and just 0.02 in front of Austrian first run leader, David Gleirscher.

Austrian David Gleirscher only just made it onto the Austrian Olympic team, and had never won a medal at a World Cup event before, his best-ever finish never higher than fourth.

Erin Hamlin did it four years ago when she won bronze in women's singles luge. In doing so, Mazdzer became the first American man to win a medal in men's singles, which debuted at the 1964 Winter Games.

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.

In his third Winter Games, he finished 13th in 2010 and 2014, Mazdzer broke through with the performance he had been searching for on the world's biggest stage.

"You can either give up or you can keep pushing on", Mazdzer said. He completed the four runs with a cumulative time of 3 minutes, 10.702 seconds, edging out Mazdzer by 0.026.

West, who was 18th overall following the first two runs, had hoped to move up in the final standings on Sunday.

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On a bone-chilling night at the Olympic Sliding Centre, Loch was smiling after he grabbed the track record in his third run as snow fell in heavy flurries at the venue. "I'm an outsider. I like being the underdog".

USA teammate Tucker West of CT stands in 18th place, and Taylor Morris of Utah is 23rd. Mazdzer bounced the sled in exultation after his finish, knowing he'd finished a pristine run.

Loch had won gold in the last two Olympics in men's singles.

Taylor Morris, of South Jordan, Utah, finished 18th in his first Olympic appearance, while Tucker West, of Ridgefield, Connecticut, took 26th.

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.

"Hi everyone this is USA luge racer Chris Mazdzer ok bye", Buzzfeed reporter David Muck brought Mazbdzer's good looks to the internet's attention on Saturday.

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