Alex Bilodeau is golden

Canada has never won a gold medal in an Olympics hosted within Canada…until now, when Alex Bilodeau won gold in men’s moguls. Excellent job, Alex. I’m very happy for you, and way to represent.

Bilodeau was barely known within Canada, but will now become a household name. His run on the moguls was damn near perfect, hammering out a 720 spin and a massive backflip with two perfect landings on a rocket-fast time to squeak out Turin’s gold medalist.

Moguls, by the way, is an awesome sport. You ski downhill as fast as you can between waist-high bumps, and do two fucking flips on the way. That our first gold in these games comes on the turns is just wonderful, and somehow fitting.

Because we’re awesome.

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