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Tropical Aussie teen gunning for glory in icy luge

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Move over, Jamaican sledders, you might just have been trumped in the stakes for exotic sliders as a resident of sultry Townsville prepares for his Olympic debut -- in the luge. 

Australia's Alex Ferlazzo competes during men's singles luge competition at the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) 2012 in Innsbruck on January 15, 2012

Teenager Alex Ferlazzo hails from the tropical Australian city in Northern Queensland where he has to practise on a hill using a luge strapped to four wheels rather than steel runners.

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