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Canada’s Alexandre Bilodeau, Mikael Kingsbury Capture Gold and Silver in Men’s Moguls

February 10th, 2014 at 3:32 PM
By Andrew McIntyre

'2010 VANCOUVER WINTER OLYMPICS | THE CHAMPIONS OF THE GAMES :: ALEXANDRE BILODEAU GOLD MEDAL CEREMONY 2' photo (c) 2010, Michael - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

For the second straight Winter Olympics, Canada's Alexandre Bilodeau is a gold medalist. The 26 year old from Montreal, Quebec successfully defended his crown in the men's moguls, showing the world exactly why he's the best at his sport. This marks the first time a moguls skier has repeated as Olympic champion. Canadian teammate Mikael Kingsbury came second and captured the silver medal in his first showing at the Olympics.

The Canadians almost had a sweep as Marc-Antoine Gagnon finished fourth. Alexander Smyshlyaev of Russia placed third and won the bronze.

Bilodeau becomes the first Canadian in 12 years to repeat as a gold medalist in the Olympic games. Speed skater Catriona Le May Doan was the last to do it as she won gold in Nagano (1998) and Salt Lake City (2002) in the 500m race.

Bilodeau was very pleased of how he performed and talked with CBC after his victory:

I knew I had done everything to get ready. I had to put pressure on that young kid (Kingsbury) who's so good. I went for the best run of my career.

It is unknown if Bilodeau will walk away on top or try to make it three in a row. Whatever he chooses to do will be the best decision for him and for Canada.

Congratulations Alexandre on your second straight gold medal and congratulations Mikael on winning the silver. The rest of the Canadians did fantastic and deserve some appreciation as well.

Tags: ALEXANDRE BILODEAU, BILODEAU, CANADA, CANADIANS, CATRIONA LE MAY DOAN, KINGSBURY, London, London 2012, MIKAEL KINGSBURY, Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics

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