Townsville Winter Olympian Experiences First World Cup

Congrats, Alex!

Townsville Winter Olympian Experiences First World Cup Facebook Alex Ferlazzo

Not many people from sweaty, humid Townsville have gone on to become amazing Winter sport athletes, but Alex Ferlazzo is breaking that trend. 

Alex is an Australian Luger who has been competing for five years in conditions where the humidity is probably never 80% in the late afternoon. 

"A luge is a small one- or two-person sled on which one sleds supine and feet-first. Steering is done by flexing the sled's runners with the calf of each leg or exerting opposite shoulder pressure to the seat."

On Monday Alex experienced his first ever World Cup, in Korea. 

In early November the Aussie Luger posted on Facebook saying "Training has been good! I know the track, so now it's just a matter of putting it all together."

Alex excitedly shared the World Cup moment on Facebook on Monday after finishing 15th.

It's safe to say the 22-year-old's training is quite unique, here it is at the Sports Reserve with not a speck of snow in sight.