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Alex Ferlazzo makes Australian Olympic history

12 February 2018

Alex Ferlazzo has made Australian history overnight at the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang having secured the country’s best Olympic result in the men’s luge event.

Ferlazzo’s 28th place finish exceeds that of Roger White who placed 32nd at the 1994 Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer, Norway.

Day one of the Games saw Ferlazzo stop the clock in a time of 48.073 in his first run, a mere 0.421 seconds behind the leader. This 16th place finish turned into a 26th place finish after run two and saw him conclude the first day of competition in 22nd position. 

Hoping to improve on the preceding day’s performances and gain selection for the fourth and final run, Ferlazzo took to the track seeking a top 20 finish. Unfortunately, his third performance didn’t quite go to plan, prompting the end of his second Olympic campaign, finishing in 28th position.

A proud performance for the North Queenslander nonetheless, and edge of your seat viewing for those of us back here in the sunshine state.

Ferlazzo will now spend the remaining 14 days of the Games in PyeongChang supporting his Australian teammates on their quest for an Olympic Gold medal.

Last updated
12 February 2018