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Alex Ferlazzo Alex Ferlazzo

Athlete Biography

Born and raised in the Tropical North Queensland city of Townsville, Alex Ferlazzo took up the sport of luge in 2010 after a friend of his mum's suggested it to him. While at home, Ferlazzo practices his sport on the road down Townsville's Mt Stuart.

He hit the ice for the first time on a natural track in Naseby, New Zealand before heading to an Olympic standard track in Lake Placid. He then competed at his first Junior World Cup series in Park City, Calgary and Igls, producing consistent performances to earn eligibility for the inaugural Winter Youth Olympics in Innsbruck. At the 2012 Youth Olympics, aged 16, Ferlazzo clocked two personal best runs to finish 19th.

In December 2012, Ferlazzo made history by winning bronze in the Junior World Cup youth men's event in Norway, Australia's first luge medal at this level. In the 2013/2014 season, Ferlazzo's best result is a ninth place at the 2014 Junior World Cup in Sigulda, Latvia.

Schedule and Results

Start lists for Australian athletes will be available as soon as they are allocated. Please note this can be as late as within 24 hours before the scheduled start time of the event. Medal events, regardless of Australian participation, will also be displayed here.

Day 1, Feb 08 2014

Luge
(Local) / 6:30 PM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Men's Singles Run 1
Alex Ferlazzo
(Local) / 8:30 PM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Men's Singles Run 2
Alex Ferlazzo 31st (1:47.214)

Day 2, Feb 09 2014

Luge
(Local) / 6:30 PM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Men's Singles Run 3
Alex Ferlazzo 32nd (2:40.537)
(Local) / 8:30 PM (Sochi)
Start List
Men's Singles Run 4 Medal Event
Alex Ferlazzo 33rd (3:34.044)
GER Felix Loch RUS Albert Demchenko ITA Armin Zoeggeler

Fast Facts

Sport
Luge
Status
Selected
Event
Singles Men
Height
185cm
Weight
75kg
Age
19
Born
Townsville, QLD, Australia
Residence
Townsville, QLD, Australia

Olympic Information

Innsbruck 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games - Luge (Singles - 19th)

Recent Performances

  • 15th - 2014 Junior World Championships (Igls, Austria)
  • 15th - 2014 Junior World Cup (Oberhof, Germany)
  • 18th - 2014 Junior World Cup (Konigssee, Germany)
  • 9th - 2014 Junior World Cup (Sigulda, Latvia)
  • 29th - 2013 Nations Cup (Park City, USA)

Training

Coach
Hannah Campbell-Pegg
Club
International Luge Federation
Training Base in Australia
Townsville, QLD

Career Highlights

  • Placing third at the Junior World Cup in Norway in the 2012/13 season
  • Competing in the Junior World Cup in Salt Lake City, USA
  • Pulling the fastest start time in Konigssee, Germany

Education

Primary
St Anthony's Catholic College (Townsville, QLD)
Secondary
St Anthony's Catholic College (Townsville, QLD)

Q&A

What is your favourite competition venue?
Konigssee, Germany

What is your goal for Sochi?
To finish all four runs without regret

Who is your sports hero?
Armin Zoggeler (luge legend)

Mistakes are simple another lesson learnt

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WRAP: Ferlazzo fights hard but Germans dominate Luge

WRAP: Ferlazzo fights hard but Germans dominate Luge

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Ferlazzo thrilled with Games debut

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PREVIEW: Ferlazzo ready to slide

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