Biography

Name : Alexandre Bilodeau
Date of Birth : September 8, 1987
Hometown : Rosemère
Place of Residence : Montréal
Height : 5’8″
Weight : 170 lbs

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About Alex

When Alexandre Bilodeau flew down the moguls during his last race of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, he had already made his mark in the skiing world. When he became the first ever Canadian to win a gold medal on home soil, he instantly captured an entire nation’s heart. From coast to coast, his exploit elicited passion and pride. On his journey, he learned that determination and courage were the key to earning this medal, and it was his brother Frédéric, who suffers from cerebral palsy, who taught him that valuable lesson.

Learn more about Alex’s charitable causes

In February 2014, he took part of the Sotchi Olympic games, his last ones, where he successfully defended his Olympic title. He became the first Canadian double Olympic champion in moguls’ freestyle skiing. The 2013-2014 season was his last one. Alexandre take on new challenges by completing a bachelor’s degree in accounting at the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University.

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The other side of the coin

Since his big win, Alexandre has become an ambassador to many brands. He also supports many causes and has hit the conference circuit as a keynote speaker, sharing his Olympic journey and the values that led him to the pinnacle of his sport.

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Career Highlights

– Olympic Champion 2010 (Vancouver) & 2014 (Sochi)

 

– First Canadian double Olympic champion in moguls’ freestyle skiing

 

– Three-time Olympian

 

– 2009, 2011 & 2013 World Champion Dual Moguls

 

– 2009 FIS Crystal Globe winner Moguls and Overall

 

– 19 World Cup Gold medals

 

– 48 World Cup podiums

 

See Alex’s results on the FIS website

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Quick facts

On National Team: since 2004, 9 years on the World Cup circuit

 

Coach: Michel Hamelin

 

Motto: U go, U get / 2nd place is the 1st loser

 

Favourite movies: The Hangover, Old School, Gladiator, 300

 

What’s on my iPod: Everything except classical and country

 

Education: Studying business administration at Concordia University

 

Hobbies/Interests: Anything that gives me an adrenaline rush, hockey, hanging out with friends (whenever I get the time!)

 

Ultimate holiday destination: Maldives or Fiji

 

Heroes/Role Models: His brother Frédéric, Jean-Luc Brassard

 

Personal goals outside of sport: A professional career in business

 

Advice to young athletes: Dare to dream big and follow your passion

 

How did you get into freestyle? Watching Jean-Luc Brassard win Olympic Gold in 1994

 

If I wasn’t an athlete I would be: A jetfighter pilot, F1 pilot

 

Favorite World Cup destination and why? Home sweet home! Because it’s home and for the hometown crowd

 

What crazy things have you done on skis? I did a “Lay/Tuck/Full on the triple” on a water ramp when I was only thirteen! I still hold the world record for that one!

 

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