Monday, February 15, 2010
Canada wins its first ever Home Won Gold!!! Bilodeau makes history!!
Alexandre Bilodeau carved his way into Canadian history Sunday at the Vancouver Winter Olympics.
The 22-year-old from Rosemère, Que., became the first Canadian to win an Olympic gold medal at home, finishing first in the men's moguls skiing final at Cypress Mountain.
No Canadians won gold at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal or the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary. Over 500 Canadian athletes had missed reaching the podium's peak on home soil and Canada had been the only multiple Olympic host never to win gold at home. So you can imagine the pressure that Vancouver was under!!
Until Bilodeau won gold yesterday!!
The opening ceremony opened with a bang leaving everyone who watched with wonderment and excitement over what was to come. Well let me tell you, that the pas two days of events like the ski-jump, luge and the 10km Cross Country has been nothing short of exhilarating to watch!
Skiing - a sport that has speed, tremendous expertise, skill and sometimes even spills.....adds to the thrill of watching a sport like that either live or on t.v.
The day before, all of Canada watched as the country just missed it's first Olympic gold on home ground. Jenn Heil came in second on the short downhill ski run, winning the Silver medal while her American rival, Hannah Kearney won the Gold.
So with the first Gold won, it can only go uphill from here on the medal tally.....