SOCHI, Russia – When Alexandre Bilodeau won his gold medal in moguls skiing this week, the first person he looked for was his brother Frederic.
The freestyle skier from Rosemere, Que., had done the same when he won gold in 2010. Frederic has cerebral palsy, but his beaming smile at his brother’s success was one of the touching moments of the Vancouver Games.
Bilodeau sought out his brother again on Monday after becoming the first Canadian to repeat as an Olympic gold medallist.
Once he spotted him, nothing else mattered. Alexandre hugged Frederic and even lifted him over the fence to celebrate the victory together.
But what was also noticeable was that 32-year-old Frederic now has trouble standing up; that since Vancouver, his condition has deteriorated.
It has forced the Bilodeau family to move out of their house into…
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