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Pittsfield native basks in silver glory

Men's luge competition silver medalist Chris Mazdzer, of United States, smiles during the medals ceremony at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. Men's luge competition silver medalist Chris Mazdzer, of United States, smiles during the medals ceremony at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. | Photo: AP Photo / Jae C. Hong.

February 12, 2018 06:16 PM

It was an unforgettable moment for Pittsfield native Chris Mazdzer. He was grinning from ear to ear as he received his silver medal for his spectacular run over the weekend.

He's the first American to medal in Men's Singles Luge, ending a 54-year drought for Team USA in the event.

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"I didn't play it safe. I was like, 'I'm either going to crash or I'm going to get a medal,'" he avowed.

It's Mazdzer's third Winter Games, he finished in 13th place in 2010 and 2014.

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