Hall of Famer

Alexandre Bilodeau

Affiliated Discipline(s): Freestyle
Date of Birth / Death: 1987
Hometown: Montreal, Que.
Active Career Period: xxxx - 2014
Induction CSHF: 2020
Induction Category: Freestyle
Alexandre Bilodeau: “The Sochi medal is actually the best way to finish my Olympic career.” | Canadian Olympic Committee. Photo Courtesy Concordia News.

Alexandre Bilodeau was born in Rosemere, Quebec. He calls his hometown Montreal and currently resides there.

He was a member of the Mont Saint-Sauveur Freestyle Ski Club from 1997-2004. He placed 12th at the Olympics in 2006 and, in the same year, became the youngest athlete in history to win a World Cup mogul event. He did so in front of home town fans at Mont Gabriel, Quebec. In 2009 he won both the FIS moguls and freestyle skiing overall titles.

Alex was two time Olympic gold medalist. He was the first athlete in any sport to win an Olympic Gold Medal on home soil at the 2010 Vancouver Games. He defended his title with a Gold Medal performance in Sochi four years later. Alex won five medals at the FIS World Ski Championships (three gold) as well as 48 FIS World Cup medals (18 gold). Alex was a threetime Olympian and nine-year member of the Canadian Freestyle Ski Team.

He and his teammate Jennifer Heil made giving back to charity a priority and they challenged other athletes to do the same. In honor of his brother, Alex is a long time supporter of the Cerebral Palsy Association and has sponsored a fund, the Alexandre Bilodeau Fund for
Adapted Sports at the MAB-Mackay in support of adaptive athletes.

Among his many medals and awards, Alexandre was awarded Queen Elizabeth II, Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012, the Medal of Honour by the National Assembly of Quebec in 2017, and in 2019 was inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame.

After retiring from full time sport in 2014, he completed his bachelor’s degree in business. Once completed Alex focused further his post competitive career becoming a certified Chartered Accountant.

 

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