Nagano (Japan), Dec 25 Two-time champion Indian Shiva Keshavan today began his campaign in the 18th edition of the Asian Championship for Luge as 25 athletes from the continent took part in the official training here.Athletes will be required to qualify over the course of the 2-day Official training for the final race that will be held on December 27. (ALSO READ; Ajith, Vijay fans face-off in hilarious ‘Epic Rap Battle’ contest) Also Read - Won’t Wish For Other Athletes to Experience What I’ve Gone Through: Olympian Shiva Keshavan

The main contenders for the podium are 5-time Winter Olympian Keshavan, current Asian title holder Hidenari Kanayama of Japan and Dong Hyeon Kim of Korea.Keshavan has participated in two World Cups this season with his best showing in Lake Placid (New York) with a 15th place finish at the Nations Cup. He is scheduled to participate in three of the remaining World Cups in the second half of the season (January and February 2016). Also Read - 14th Asian Championship: Saurabh Chaudhary Claims Silver Medal in Men’s 10m Air Pistol Event

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