Alexandre BILODEAUALEXANDRE BILODEAU’S SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS
When he became the first Canadian athlete in history to win a gold medal on Canadian soil at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, Alexandre Bilodeau captured the imagination of an entire nation. In February 2014, he took part in his last Olympics in Sochi, where he successfully defended his title with the fierce determination he has come to be known form. He became the first repeat Canadian Olympic champion. Alex Bilodeau will forever be double Olympic champion.
A native of Rosemère, Quebec, Alexandre first fell in love with freestyle skiing 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. His career wasn’t always tinged with glory. At times when many would have quit, Alex rolled up his sleeves and worked twice as hard to become the best athlete he could be. His story is rich. When he shares this story, he talks about the values that took him to the highest peaks of his sport.
In the 2013-2014 season, the last of his career, he finished 2nd at the first three World Cups, in Finland, Calgary and Deer Valley. He then went on to climb the highest step of the podium at events where he had known previous success in Deer Valley, Lake Placid, and Val-St-Côme. After impressive performances in Japan and Norway 26-yr old Alex won the last World Cup event of his career in La Plagne. Way to leave on a high note!
Alexandre is now pursuing studies in accounting and is planning a career in business. Now retired, he plans to stay in the sports world as president of the Montreal’s Quebec Games in 2016. For the man whose motto is “dare to dream big”, there is every reason to believe success will follow, no
matter his endeavours.
A FEW WORDS FOR THE FOUNDATION AS AN AMBASSADOR
I am very honoured to have been chosen to be an ambassador for the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation. Sport has been an integral part of my education – it has instilled in me great values and the will to succeed which has provided me unforgettable moments throughout my life. To help promote the Foundation will be an absolute pleasure and a great source of motivation for me because no matter what the goal is these values are what drive ongoing success.
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