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Two PBs for flying Ferlazzo

16 January 2012
Alex Ferlazzo of Ausralia competes during official men's luge training at Sliding Centre on January 13, 2012 in Seefeld, Austria.

On a beautiful but icy day at the Olympic Sliding Centre in Innsbruck, Alex Ferlazzo has put down two fantastic runs in the men’s luge competition to come 19th.

Australian alpine skier Greta Small races the slalom in the Super Combined event at the Winter Youth Olympic Games on January 15 2012.

Australian alpine skiers Greta Small and Harry Laidlaw gave their all in the Super Combined at the Winter Youth Olympic Games on Sunday with mixed results.

Lachlan Porter all smiles after his first race at the Winter Youth Olympic Games.

Winter Youth Olympian Lachlan Porter asked and got exactly what he wanted. Australia’s sole representative in biathlon awoke to bright sunny skies, little wind and the type of freezing weather he loves to compete in.

Alex Fitch has had a great competition but narrowly missed a medal in an exciting finals competition at the women’s snowboard halfpipe.

Olympic final for Fitch

15 January 2012
Snowboarder Alex Fitch rides the pipe in the snowboard halfpipe preliminary round at the Innsbruck 2012 Winter Youth Olympics.

Sixteen-year-old Alex Fitch has soared into medal contention in the women’s snowboard halfpipe at the Innsbruck Youth Olympics this morning.

Australian alpine racer Greta Small finished seventh in the Super G at the Winter Youth Olympic Gameson on 14 January, Innsbruck Austria.

Australian alpine skier Greta Small got her Winter Youth Olympic Games off to a great start placing seventh in the Super G at Patscherkofel, overlooking Innsbruck.

Thomas Waddell in the men's halfpipe qualification round at the Innsbruck 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games.

After just a couple of months in the sport, Jindabyne’s Thomas Waddell has today qualified for the Winter Youth Olympic final in the men’s ski halfpipe.

Australia's Alex Fitch looks to the scoreboard after her second run in the snowboard halfpipe preliminary round.

Alex Fitch has secured herself a spot in the snowboard halfpipe semi-final, after a superb performance at Kühtai today.

The Australian team enter the stadium during the Winter Youth Olympic Games Opening Ceremony at the Bergisel Stadium on January 13, 2012 in Innsbruck, Austria.

Months of hard work from the athletes and Games organisers alike, came to a head tonight when the Innsbruck 2012 Winter Youth Olympics officially opened with a fantastic snow-capped ceremony.

Greta Small competing in the Giant Slalom at the Winter Games in New Zealand, September 2011.

Four Australians are in action on day one of competition at the Winter Youth Olympic Games. Alpine racer Greta Small will lead the Australian charge after carrying the flag in the Opening Ceremony.