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Luger Shiva Keshavan Miraculously Recovers After Falling Off Sled At 70 MPH

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SHIVA KESHAVAN
Shiva Keshavan of Independent Olympic Participants in action during a Men's Singles Luge training session ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Sanki Sliding Center on Feb. 6, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. | Alex Livesey via Getty Images

That was quite the save.

After Olympian Shiva Keshavan fell off his sled during a training run, the 32-year-old luger managed to straighten out and hop right back on the luge -- all while traveling at an estimated speed of 70 miles per hour.

GIFs of the miraculous save quickly popped up after video of Keshavan's run was broadcast online.

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As NBC News notes there are no rules about a luger falling off a sled, thus Keshavan's run is considered complete. The five-time Olympian crossed the line with a time of 1:01.64.

The Indian athlete is competing under the Olympic flag since the Indian Olympic Association is prohibited from participating in the 2014 Winter Games. The IOA re-drafted its constitution after it was banned for failing to adhere to the charter in December 2012; however, the restriction cannot be lifted until after athletes compete in Sochi.

So, though Keshavan is sporting the Olympic colors, the luger is still honoring India.

"If I cannot represent the country," Keshavan recently told The Associated Press, "at least I can represent the countrymen."

Watch the full video of Keshavan's run on NBC.com.

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