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Olympics: Disabled brother inspires Bilodeau's perfect run

Published on Feb 11, 2014 6:31 AM
 
Winner Canada's Alex Bilodeau and his brother Frederic celebrate following freestyle skiing moguls competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor, on Feb 10, 2014. Alex Bilodeau toiled for fours years to retain his Olympic moguls title on Monday but said that was nothing compared to the struggles of his inspirational brother, who has cerebral palsy. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (REUTERS) - Alex Bilodeau toiled for fours years to retain his Olympic moguls title on Monday but said that was nothing compared to the struggles of his inspirational brother, who has cerebral palsy.

The Canadian embraced brother Frederic in celebration after becoming the first freestyle skier to win two Olympic golds.

"When I'm on my skis my colleagues are my inspiration, they are pushing me every day to be a better skier, to go faster, to go bigger. But a four-year process is very long, and when I wake up in the morning it's my brother," he told reporters.

A three-time world champion in dual moguls, Bilodeau sees his brother's everyday struggle and is in awe of his ability to get the best out of life, despite his difficulties.

 
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