Olympics Notebook: Vancouver 2010
Picture of the Day has to feature Alexandre Bilodeau, the man who wrote himself into the record books by becoming the first Canadian to win a gold medal at a home Olympics.
This picture, taken by Mark Blinch, captures him just as he launches his arms into the air in celebration at that gold medal win in the moguls freestyle.
Alexandre Bilodeau’s nerveless performance in the men’s freestyle moguls has ensured his position as a national hero, while lighting up an Olympic Games that had been in danger of falling flat.
The 22-year-old from Montreal became the first Canadian to win a gold medal at an Olympics hosted by the country — and this is their third — when he clinched victory at 1819 local time on Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day, at Cypress Mountain.