Born and raised in the tropical North Queensland city of Townsville, Alex Ferlazzo made his second Olympic appearance in men's luge at the PyeongChang Games finishing in 28th position, Australia’s best ever male luge result. The 22-year-old made his debut at the Sochi 2014 Games where he finished in 33rd.
Ferlazzo took up the sport of luge in 2010 after a friend of his mum’s suggested it to him. 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, USA.
Ferlazzo competed at the inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria. At 16 years of age and, as one of only 11 athletes on the Australian Team, Ferlazzo finished 19th. Two years later and Ferlazzo was at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. He finished a credible 33rd of 39 sleds, up against much older, stronger and more experienced athletes. He was Australia’s fourth luge Olympian and second man.
At PyeongChang 2018, Ferlazzo opened with his fastest run, recording a time of 48.073 run 1. Unable to hold that consistency, Ferlazzo finished in 28th not advancing to the final fourth run for the top 20 athletes.
In December 2014, Ferlazzo made history by winning gold in the Junior World in Canada, Australia's first luge medal at this level.
2017 saw Ferlazzo finish in 8th place at the U23 World Championships in Austria, before he claimed 24th spot at the test event in PyeongChang. The Queenslander finished the 2016/2017 session ranked 28th in the world.