Three-time Olympian Alex Ferlazzo has finished in 22nd place in Oberhof, Germany, in a wild event which saw conditions deteriorate for athletes as the event progressed.
Ferlazzo, fresh from his career best fifth place performance at the 2024 FIL World Championships in Altenberg, Germany, after choosing to miss the following World Cup a week later at the same venue.
Ferlazzo had to start this week's competition in Oberhof in the Nation's Cup qualifying event, which he did successfully in seventh place.
During the first run of the World Cup event, Ferlazzo had the highest placed finish of his career in second in a time of 43.824 seconds.
As the competition progressed, conditions deteriorated significantly which disadvantaged the later sliders. With the field in reverse order of first run results for the final run, Ferlazzo was the second last slider of the event. With the tack slowing up as the event progressed he could only manage the 22nd fastest time of the round in 44.306 seconds.
His final two run time was 1:28.130 seconds, which was 0.867 seconds behind first place finisher Kristers Aparjods of Latvia, and a final ranking of 22nd for the 28-year-old from Queensland.
A second World Cup will take place next weekend in Oberhof.