- Freestyle Skiing
- Representing CAN
Canadian freestyle skier Alexandre Bilodeau is the first Olympian to successfully defend any individual freestyle skiing gold medal, winning the moguls at the Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010 and in Sochi four years later.
Bilodeau made history as the first Canadian athlete to win an Olympic gold medal on home soil despite his country hosting three Games (Montreal 1976, Calgary 1988 and Vancouver 2010).
A three-time Olympian, Bilodeau made his Games debut in 2006 in Turin as an 18-year old, finishing 11th. By 2008-09 he was one of the world’s top mogul skiers and won the crystal globe as the overall World Cup champion for freestyle skiing.
In 2009, he won the first of three World Championship titles in dual moguls, adding two more world titles in 2011 and 2013, along with two silver medals in moguls in 2011 and 2013.
Bilodeau has been inspired by his brother Frederic, who suffers with cerebral palsy, and Canadian freestyle skier Jean-Luc Brassard - the 1994 Olympic moguls champion in Lillehammer.
Bilodeau retired winning his final World Cup race to surpass Brassard for the most World Cup medals won by a Canadian.
An avid ice hockey player, Bilodeau gave up playing his beloved game to concentrate on skiing on the advice of his mother and has followed in his father's footsteps by pursuing an accounting career.
Bilodeau makes home advantage count in Vancouver
Alexandre Bilodeau becomes the first Canadian to win a "home" Olympic Winter Games gold with victory in the men's moguls in 2010.