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Bilodeau, Hamelin roar to golden victories at Sochi Olympics

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
February 10th, 2014

Canada continued to build on its medal total with three more medals Monday at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

Alex Bilodeau won his second straight gold medal in Olympic moguls with teammate Mikael Kingsbury capturing the silver.

The Canadians narrowly missed sweeping the podium as Marc-Antoine Gagnon finished fourth.

Earlier in the day Charles Hamelin roared to victory in the men’s 1,500 short-track speedskating race.

That gives him four Olympic medals overall, including three gold. Long-track speedskater Cindy Klassen has six career medals, but Hamelin still has three races left in Sochi.

Bilodeau, who won Canada’s first medal four years ago in Vancouver, had a near-flawless final run to earn a score of 26.31.

Kingsbury, who has been Bilodeau’s main rival on the World Cup circuit this season, had a small stumble in his final run to finish with 24.71.

Russia’s Alexandr Smyshlyaev was third with 24.34.

Bilodeau is the first moguls skier to defend an Olympic title.

Canada now has seven medals — three goals, three silver and a bronze.

This post was syndicated from https://thenelsondaily.com
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