Canadian kid grows up playing hockey like alot of Canadian kids, but is inspired to switch to downhill skiing at his mom's suggestion, and after watching Jean-Luc Brassard win gold in the moguls at the Lillehammer Winter Olympics.
turns out he is kind of amazing at it. he has been steadily creating a name for himself in moguls skiing. he won gold at the 2009 Freestyle World Championships, and just became the first Canadian ever to win a gold medal at a Canadian hosted Olympics.
it's amazing how well he performed under all that pressure, but what we really love about him is his super positive attitude. Alexandre's older brother Frédéric has cerebral palsy and is in a wheel chair most of the time. in an interview we saw with Alexandre, he said he is always inspired by his brother to work hard. on days where it's rainy out, and he may not feel like training, he always thinks of his brother and it puts it into perspective... what if he couldn't ski? what if he couldn't walk? that reminds him how lucky he is to be able to do what he does, and that he should take full advantage of the gift he has.
we love when people have that type of thinking ...where they are excited about the opportunities they have in life, and they decide to be motivated and passionate about life. we also love how genuinely excited he got when he won... we're just truly inspired by his attitude and his spirit.
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Alexandre Bilodeau talks Freestyle Moguls