Canada’s Bilodeau, Kingsbury win gold, silver in moguls at Sochi Olympics
Above: After a terrific show on the slopes over the weekend, Canadian skiers took home another gold and silver in moguls on Monday. Paul Johnson has the details on Canada’s second outstanding day on the slopes.
Alex Bilodeau has done it again, winning his second Olympic gold medal in moguls.
After a slow start in qualification rounds, Bilodeau, 26, stepped up when it counted, winning the moguls event with a score of 26.31.
His teammate and rival, Mikael Kingsbury, took the silver with a score of 24.71. Russian Alexandr Smyshlyaev won bronze. A third Canadian, Marc-Antoine Gagnon, came in fourth with 23.35.
Kingsbury, Gagnon and Bilodeau were at the top going into the third finals. Philippe Marquis, from Quebec City, was eliminated in the second final round.
Bilodeau won Canada’s first gold medal on home soil in Vancouver, but wasn’t sure whether he would continue competing afterward. He eventually decided to give Sochi a shot.
He plans to retire after this Olympics and finish his studies in accounting finance.
Canada has won two golds and two silvers in moguls skiing. Sisters Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe won medals in the women’s event on Saturday.