The luge event is four runs, and after the first two, Mazdzer was fourth, just 0.001 seconds behind Roman Repilov of Russian Federation.
Germany has long dominated the sport of luge, not only earning the most total medals across all events but also winning the most medals in each individual category: women's singles, men's singles, doubles, and relay, which was introduced in the last winter Olympics in Sochi.
Chris Mazdzer during one of his two runs Saturday at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
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With two rocks on the red zone of the target to start the ninth end, Finland was in prime position to get a much-needed win. Korea led the game 2-1 through three before OAR regained the lead with two in the fourth and one more in the fifth.
It is Team USA's first ever men's singles Olympic luge medal.
As an 18-year-old, West had finished 22nd in the luge men's singles at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Mazdzer then unleashed a third-round run of 47.534, the finest time of the entire competition to date, that vaulted him into second place, just behind Felix Loch's 2:22.259. But everything fell apart in the final run as Loch looked a shell of his self, unable to control his line down the hill. It was on his third run that Mazdzer really clinched his medal.
Mazdzer finished 13th in two previous Winter Games, so this was quite a step up.
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Mazdzer won silver in the men's luge finals. The bronze went to Johannes Ludwig of Germany.
Born in Pittsfield, Mass., Mazdzer grew up in Saranac Lake, N.Y., a 15-minute drive from the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid.
(L-R) Chris Mazdzer, David Gleirscher and Johannes Ludwig celebrate after watching 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.
Men's luge finals air Sunday at 1:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Network and in primetime on NBC.
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