Double Olympic gold medallist Bilodeau in career finale

Double Olympic gold medallist Bilodeau in career finale

By Asif Hossain

Today is a special day for me and I’m planning to enjoy every moment of it,” two-time Olympic men’s moguls champion Alex Bilodeau tweeted on Friday morning.

It will be the final moguls event for Bilodeau, whose incredible career could end with a crystal globe as World Champion if he completes another stunning comeback – just as he did in Sochi – to close the current points gap in World Cup standings.

Heading into the final event, teammate and Sochi silver medallist Mikaël Kingsbury (current World Champion) leads Bilodeau by 35 points in the World Cup table.

Alex Bilodeau (left) and Mikaël Kingsbury after finishing 1-2 in Sochi.

Alex Bilodeau (left) and Mikaël Kingsbury after finishing 1-2 in Sochi.

At Sochi, Bilodeau redeemed himself after a rocky start with a tremendous final run that sealed his second straight Olympic title. Kingsbury had one final shot at unseating the legend but Bilodeau’s astronomical score of 26.31 forced the World Champion to the second step of the Olympic podium.

In the World Cup, a winner is awarded 100 points, 80 for second place and 60 for third.

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