Twenty-nine-year-old Chris Mazdzer has made history in the 2018 Winter Olympics as the first man to ever win a medal for the U.S.A. in the singles luge. The sport debuted in the 1964 Olympics and, until this year, the U.S.A. has been shut out of standing on the podium.
Mazder picked up the silver medal, behind Austria's David Gleirscher and ahead of Johannes Ludwig of Germany.
You can watch (U.S.) history being made below:
Chris Mazdzer wins silver in men's singles luge, making him the first American man to win a singles medal in Olympic history. The 29-year old from Saranac Lake, NY came into the competition ranked 18th in the current World Cup standings. https://t.co/SM4sTkJ0N0— Michael Eaves (@michaeleaves) February 11, 2018
People are super excited for Mazdzer, especially since he seems like a really cool guy:
And he jumps the fence for family hugs amidst a sea of USA flags. Love it— 90ft2home (@90ft2home) February 11, 2018