2.14.2010

And It Happened in My Backyard

ONLY IN VANCOUVER COULD THIS EVER HAPPEN!!



Only in Vancouver could Canada finally win gold on HOME SOIL!  If you don't believe me, then it's your loss!  Alexandre Bilodeau is the first one to break the curse!

In the men's moguls today in Cypress, Bilodeau delivered a flawless program to get gold!!  Third times the charm right?

But if we asked Bilodeau, he wouldn't stop at thanking the fans and his coaching; it would end at his older brother.

The eldest Bilodeau, Frederic, has cerebral palsy.  Doctors said that Frederic would not walk past the age of 10.  18 years after that fact, and he's walking the doubts away!  Frederic's perseverance, determination, and strength has driven Alex to do his best and continue on no matter what.

It just goes to show that it's not only skill that drives you; it is also the love and passion of others.  As long as there something, just one small thing, to keep pushing you that is stronger and intangible, there is always hope to make all your dreams and more true.

23.17 seconds, two amazing jumps catching great air, and battered knees was all that it took on that hill to win it.  Both of Alex's jumps were to perfection.  The only problem with it all was his finish past the line.  At least that didn't count for gold.

And... WE'VE GOT TO SING OUR ANTHEM ON OUR SOIL!

Remember where you are everytime Canada wins gold for the very first time on home ice


 

  

 

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2 comments:

  1. Wow that's an amazing stoy about his brother! He's so short in these pictures, but not short of GOLD! Way to represent the best country on planet earth! :)

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  2. YEAHHH!!! So glad that he won! The story of his brother is touching. This is the first gold of many many more!! :D

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