Feb 11, 2014, 9:31 AM EDT
Alex Bilodeau said that his brother Frederic served as the motivational force that inspired him to put in the training to eventually win moguls gold. With that in mind, it makes a lot of sense that he sought out his brother after claiming that victory on Monday, as this touching video from NBCOlympics.com reveals.
His brother Frederic has cerebral palsy, so observing what he goes through every day prompted Bilodeau to push harder, as he told Reuters.
“The motivation that he has, if he had had the chances like I did, he would have been four times Olympic champion,” Bilodeau said. “He’s a great inspiration, a great person and he’s going to be an inspiration for me after my career, also.”
At 26, Bilodeau could conceivably shoot for a third gold in the challenging freestyle skiing event. If he does, expect an all-out effort from the Canadian moguls skier.
“There’s up and downs, but at least I try, and that’s what my brother taught me,” Bilodeau.
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