TORONTO – Today, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) issued the following statement after Mikael Kingsbury and Olympic champion Alexandre Bilodeau earned gold and silver medals respectively at the World Championships in Oslo, Norway in moguls and Justine Dufour-Lapointe earned bronze on the women’s side.

“Congratulations to Mikael Kingsbury, Alexandre Bilodeau and Justine Dufour-Lapointe on amazing performances in Oslo today. Mikael has shown over the last two years that he is the most dominant moguls skier in the world. Alexandre is an inspiration to all Canadians who will never forget his historic run in Vancouver. His consistency is a fine example of Canada’s leadership on the world stage. Justine, at only 18, is showing us a glimpse of huge potential for herself and this amazing sport. It is a great day for the Canadian Freestyle Association and for Canadian athletes building on their reputation before Sochi 2014.”
– Marcel Aubut, President, Canadian Olympic Committee

“I am very proud of the performance put forth by all of our Canadian mogul skiers today in Norway. To know we have the top two athletes in the world in Mikael and Alexandre is a source of inspiration for the entire country. Justine adding a bronze is just another indication of the strength of our entire team. This is a tremendous day for Freestyle Canada, and the future looks very bright indeed for this sport.”
– Steve Podborski, 2014 Canadian Olympic Team Chef de Mission

“Canadians will have a great source of inspiration moving forward to Sochi 2014 knowing how well represented we were at the 2013 Freestyle World Championships in Norway in the moguls event. Winning three medals, including a gold medal, is a remarkable feat for any team to accomplish. I am very proud of Mikael, Alexandre and Justine. Like all our athletes preparing for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games, I’m excited to support them in their continued training and success.”
– Jean-Luc Brassard, 2014 Canadian Olympic Team Assistant Chef de Mission

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