VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 14: Alexandre Bilodeau of Canada on the qualification run during the Freestyle Skiing Men's Moguls on day 3 of the 2010 Winter Olympics at Cypress Freestyle Skiing Stadium on February 14, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Alexandre Bilodeau Ends Canada's Drought, Wins Gold In Men's Moguls

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Alexandre Bilodeau Ends Canada's Drought, Wins Gold In Men's Moguls

Canada's long national nightmare is over. In their third go around hosting the Olympic Games, Canada has finally won a gold medal on their home soil.

Alexandre Bilodeau, who was second after the qualifying round, skied a 26.75 in the finals, narrowly edging defending champion Dale Begg-Smith of Australia (but Vancouver born) for the gold medal. America's Bryon Wilson won the bronze medal with a score of 26.08.

Canada hosted both the 1976 Summer Olympics (Montreal) and the 1988 Winter Olympics (Calgary), but never won a gold medal in either of those Games. They won 11 medals at the Summer Games, and just five total (two silver, three bronze) in the Calgary Games.

More: SB Nation's full coverage of the Winter Olympics and the 2010 Winter Olympics Medal Count Tracker.


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