Winter Games Athletes
The reigning Olympic champion in moguls, Bilodeau heads to his third Olympics in Sochi with high expectations. Along with teammate Mikael Kingsbury, Bilodeau is expected to once again stand atop the moguls podium. He played ice hockey when he was young but made the switch to freestyle skiing after watching fellow Canadian Jean-Luc Brassard bring home a gold in moguls at the 1994 Lillehammer Games. His victory at Vancouver in 2010 marked the first time a Canadian won Olympic gold at a games hosted by his home country. Bilodeau remains one of the youngest male athletes to win a World Cup moguls event - he was 18 when he did it in 2006 - and he went on to finish second in the overall standings and claim rookie of the year honors during the 2005-06 season on the circuit. He finished 11th in moguls in his Olympic debut at Turin in 2006. He has won back-to-back silver medals in moguls at the world championships and three straight golds in dual moguls. His current World Cup season has been nothing short of dominant with three victories and three second-place finishes in six events. Bilodeau's World Cup success goes back even further to last season, totaling 11 straight podium finishes. He will be looking to go out on top after confirming that Sochi will be his final Olympics.