Canadian Olympian of the Day
In case you didn't know, Canada has hosted the Olympic games three times...YET- we have the dubious honour of never having won a Gold medal on Canadian soil. We have been waiting for so long!
Last night, we saw that yucky cloud hanging over our heads--disappear!~
Alexandre Bilodeau became our 1st Gold Medalist of this games, and has earned himself a place in history as our 1st Gold on home turf ever!
The story of this athlete gets even better. Alexandre has an older brother named Frederic, who has cerebral palsy and was told he would not walk past the age of 10. Today, he is still defying the odds walking AND skiing some of the biggest runs at home in Quebec at the age of 28.
What makes this brotherly love so special??
These brothers were skaters and lovers of hockey (gasp-in Canada? imagine). But skating became too hard for Frederic. Their parents told Alexandre that they needed to find something that they could all do as a family. And so, he changed sports from skating to skiing.
Frederic is Alexandre's biggest fan; in turn, Frederic is Alexandre's hero. Together they make a pretty good team!
WAY TO GO CANADA!
and HUGE congrats to Alexandre!