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When he became the first Canadian athlete in history to win a gold medal on home turf at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, Alexandre Bilodeau captured the imagination of an entire nation.In February 2014, he took part of the Sochi Olympic Games, his last ones, where he successfully defended his title. He became the first Canadian double Olympic champion in moguls’ freestyle skiing.
A native of Rosemère, Quebec, Alexandre first fell in love with freestyle when he watched Jean-Luc Brassard compete in Lillehammer. Following in the footsteps of his idol, he became the top Canadian junior in freestyle at age 14.
At age 17, he joined the national freestyle moguls team and went on to an astounding career, by dint of sheer hard work. In the 2008-2009 season, he won the world championship in dual moguls, as well as placing first in the World Cup. Nearly one year after his historic medal, he repeated the feat, grabbing the world champion title in the duals event. Following a light season to perfect his technic and to concentrate on school, his convincing comeback for the 2012-2013 season, winning, among other titles, the World title in Norway and the National championship in Val-St-Côme, Quebec, both in parallel.For his last season before he retires, in 2013-2014, he finished second at his 3 first World Cup, in Finland, Calgary and Deer Valley, before finishing in first place for the following in Deer Valley again, Lake Placid, and Val-St-Côme.
Once his freestyle career comes to an end, Alexandre intends to pursue a career in business. With “dare to dream big” as his watchword, there is every reason to believe he will be just as successful there.