Alex Ferlazzo has competed in the FIL World Cup event in Altenberg, Germany, with the track renowned as the most challenging sliding track on the tour, finishing in 17th place,
First up in Altenberg was the Nation's Cup World Cup qualifier, which saw Ferlazzo advance in ninth place.
In the World Cup event, Ferlazzo finished his first run in a time of 54.658 seconds which was the 16th fastest time of the round.
In the second run, Ferlazzo had the 18th fastest run, finishing in a time of 55.094 seconds.
His two run combined time was 1:49.752 giving him a final ranking of 17th, 2.178 seconds behind event winner Max Langenhan of Germany, with Italian Dominik Fischnaller in second with another German Felix Loch in third.
‘Different conditions every run made it hard to get any consistency going" said the three-time Olympian from Queensland.
"It’s obvious to me I need more training here, especially with the World Championships here next season."
"With the amount of time left on the ice, 17th in the World Cup is tough to swallow. Luckily we’re camping out here for the next 5 days so I’ll have time to move down and get confident in the lower part of the track."
Ferlazzo will now head west to the Winterberg track in Germany, for a World Cup on February 11-12.
Three-time Olympian Alex Ferlazzo has competed at the 2023 FIL World Championships in Oberhof, Germany, taking part in the sprint and singles events.
Ferlazzo made a strong start to the event, qualifying for the 15-man sprint final in 13th place.
In the sprint final, Ferlazzo finished in 14th place in a time of 34.137 seconds, just 0.593 seconds behind Felix Loch of Germany in first place.
The result was a personal best finish for Ferlazzo at the World Championships, with his previous best being a 24th in Innsbruck, Austria, in 2017.
In the singles event, Ferlazzo was having a solid run sitting in 13th place at the midway point of his run, but unfortunately crashed shortly after, sliding across the line in 29th place which ended his competition.
Ferlazzo 26th in Latvia World Cup
Alex Ferlazzo has headed to Latvia for the first Luge World Cup event of 2023, finishing in 26th place.
Competing on the Sigulda track, the three-time Olympian was heading for a good first run and was ranked 12th halfway down, but unfortunately had a crash shortly after, putting him in 26th place.
Ferlazzo recovered well in his second run, with the 16th fastest time of the round, but was unable to improve his overall ranking.
The luge athletes will remain in Latvia for another week, with a second World Cup event to take place in Sigulda on January 14-15.
Alex Ferlazzo has continued his great start to the season, with a strong week of competition in Park City, USA.
The three-time Olympian matched his previous best World Cup luge result of 11th from the week before, finishing 0.64 seconds behind winner Dominik Fischnaller of Italy.
Times from the event used for to rank the American-Pacific Championships, with Ferlazzo finishing in third place.
A sprint World Cup luge event also took place the following day, with Ferlazzo recording yet another personal best performance, with an impressive sixth place finish.
The luge World Cup tour is now set for a three week break, resuming at Sigulda in Latvia on January 7.
Alex Ferlazzo has commenced his World Cup season in style, recording a personal best 11th place finish at the World Cup event in Whistler, Canada.
The three-time Olympian warmed up for the event with a third place finish in the Nations Cup event on the same course a few days prior, and carried that form over to the World Cup.
In the first run competing at the venue from the Vancouver 2010 Games, Ferlazzo had the ninth fastest run with a time of 50.159 seconds. In the second and final run, Ferlazzo recorded a time of 50.345 which moved him back into 11th place overall with a two run time of 1:40.504, recording a new personal best performance.
Ferlazzo will now head to Park City, USA, for the next round of World Cup competition scheduled to take place on December 16-17.
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