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Alex Bilodeau

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAlexandre "Alex"•Bilodeau
Used nameAlex•Bilodeau
Born8 September 1987 in Montréal, Québec (CAN)
Measurements173 cm / 76 kg
AffiliationsSt. Sauveur Freestyle Ski Club
NOC Canada

Biography

Canadian freestyle skier Alex Bilodeau was the first Olympian to successfully defend any individual freestyle skiing Olympic gold medal, winning the moguls in 2010 in Vancouver and 2014 in Sochi. Bilodeau made history as the first Canadian athlete ever to win an Olympic gold medal on home soil despite Canada hosting three Olympic Games (Montréal 1976, Calgary 1988, Vancouver 2010).

A three-time Olympian, Bilodeau made his Olympic debut in 2006 in Torino as an 18-year old, finishing 11th. Since those early days, in 2008-2009 Bilodeau became one of the world’s top mogul skiers, and won the Crystal Globe and the overall Federation Internationale de Ski (FIS) World Cup champion for freestyle skiing. In 2009, he won the first of three World Championship titles in dual moguls (non-Olympic event), adding two more World titles in 2011 and 2013, along with two silver medals in moguls in 2011, 2013. Bilodeau was inspired by his own special needs brother, Frederic, and Canadian freestyle skier Jean-Luc Brassard, who is the 1994 Olympic moguls champion in Lillehammer. He retired after winning his final World Cup race, surpassing Brassard for the most World Cup medals won by a Canadian.

An avid hockey player, Bilodeau gave up playing his beloved game, switching to skiing on the encouragement of his mother. Following in his father’s footsteps, Bilodeau pursued an accounting career, studying at the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University in Montréal, Canada.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
2006 Winter Olympics Freestyle Skiing (Skiing) CAN Alex Bilodeau
Moguls, Men (Olympic) 11
2010 Winter Olympics Freestyle Skiing (Skiing) CAN Alex Bilodeau
Moguls, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
2014 Winter Olympics Freestyle Skiing (Skiing) CAN Alex Bilodeau
Moguls, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold

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