Felix Loch isn't going anywhere. The German great plans to be back in the Olympics in 2022.
Loch's bid to win a third consecutive men's Olympic luge gold medal went awry in the final run of the competition on Sunday night when he slipped in Curve 9, a treacherous turn that has frustrated many sliders since this track for the Pyeongchang Games was built.
He finished fifth on Sunday, which was shocking.
But on Monday, Loch's spirits were getting back to normal.
"In four years I'm going to attack again," Loch wrote on his Facebook page, while offering congratulations to surprise gold medalist David Gleirscher of Austria as well as silver medalist Chris Mazdzer of the U.S. and bronze winner Johannes Ludwig of Germany.
Loch became just the third slider in 15 Olympic men's luge competitions to hold the lead going into the final run _ and not win the gold. The last time it happened was 1994, when Austria's Markus Prock got caught by Germany's Georg Hackl.