Alex Bilodeau
  • Born: 09/08/1987
  • Age: 27
  • Height: 173cm
  • Weight: 76kg
  • Birthplace: Montréal, Quebec
  • Hometown: Rosemère, Quebec

2013_05_12_HDSHOT_A_Bilodeau-4_1340px

At Sochi 2014 Alex Bilodeau became the first Canadian man (and just the second Canadian athlete ever) to successfully defend an individual Olympic gold medal. He also became the first freestyle skier in any discipline to win two Olympic gold medals.

Bilodeau will always have his place in the history books as the first Canadian athlete to ever win an Olympic gold medal on home soil. Bilodeau’s breakthrough came on the second full day on competition at Vancouver 2010 when he defeated defending Olympic Champion Dale Begg-Smith of Australia in the men’s moguls final.

Vancouver 2010 was Bilodeau’s second Olympic appearance after finishing 11th at Turin 2006 as an 18 year old.  In the interim, Bilodeau had established himself as one of the world’s top mogulists by winning the Crystal Globe as the overall FIS World Cup Champion for freestyle skiing in 2008-09.  That year he also won the first of his three straight world titles in the non-Olympic dual moguls event.

After winning the silver medal in moguls at the 2011 FIS World Championships, Bilodeau chose to take some time away from the sport in 2011-12.  But he returned fulltime in 2012-13 with the stated goal of defending his Olympic gold medal at Sochi 2014.  Bilodeau headed to the Sochi Games as the reigning world silver medallist, having narrowly lost to fellow Quebecer Mikaël Kingsbury at the 2013 FIS World Championships.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2010 and 2014 Olympic Champion (Moguls)… 2011 and 2013 FIS World Silver Medallist (Moguls)… Three-Time FIS World Champion (Dual Moguls)… 2008-09 Crystal Globe Winner (Overall FIS World Cup Champion Men’s Freestyle Skiing)…

PERSONAL

Getting Into Sport: Alex gave up playing hockey as a child to get into skiing because Frédéric couldn’t skate and skiing was something the whole family could do together… Started skiing at age seven, inspired by Jean-Luc Brassard’s Olympic victory… Outside Interests: Loves ice hockey… Involved with CAPHC (Canadian Association of Pediatric Health Centres) as a spokesperson and fundraiser to help make a difference in the lives of those affected by cerebral palsy… Studied accounting at the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University… Odds and Ends: Favourite Olympic memory: watching childhood idol Jean-Luc Brassard win moguls gold at Lillehammer 1994…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

FIS World Championships: 2013 – SILVER (moguls), GOLD (dual moguls); 2011 – SILVER (moguls), GOLD (dual moguls); 2009 – 8th (moguls), GOLD (dual moguls); 2007 – 14th (moguls), 5th (dual moguls)

Olympic Highlights

Open/Close

GAME:

TYPE:

SPORT:

EVENT:

RESULT:

FINISH:

2006 TurinOlympic Winter GamesSkiing - FreestyleMoguls - Men - 11
2010 VancouverOlympic Winter GamesSkiing - FreestyleMoguls - Men - Gold
2014 SochiOlympic Winter GamesSkiing - FreestyleMoguls - Men - Gold
Olympic Club

TO2015 Daily RecapSee All

Day 16 Recap: Canada ends Toronto 2015 with 217 medals

Upcoming GamesSee All

2016 Rio

2016 Rio

History will be made in 2016 when Rio de Janeiro, Brazil hosts the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, marking the first time that a South American country will welcome the world to an Olympic Games. It is also just the third time that the Games will be held in the southern hemisphere, following Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000.

Top Team Canada Fans

Al Redpath

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 33561 points
  • Earned this week: 4227 points

Kerri McGregor

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 23480 points
  • Earned this week: 2380 points

Benn Wood

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 20130 points
  • Earned this week: 2822 points

Mary Manna

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 11784 points
  • Earned this week: 925 points

Clay Naslund

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 10095 points
  • Earned this week: 1370 points

Ivy Tennis

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 8686 points
  • Earned this week: 1380 points

Beckie Santavy

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 7568 points

Matthew Tully

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 7375 points

Website by zync.ca | Programmed by Trew Knowledge | Powered by WordPress.com VIP

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,105 other followers