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Everyone had the same canvas on which to work. Many were critical of the Halfpipe conditions in Sochi, but that didn’t seem to bother Ayumu Hirano. As the sport has come to expect from the 15-year-old Japanese wunderkind, his amplitude was greater and his tricks more technical and stylish. And as a result, he won an Olympic silver medal. His fellow countryman, Taku Hiraoka won the bronze medal.
In Vancouver fours years ago, Alex Bilodeau rallied his countrymen by winning the first gold medal for Canada at those Games. This year in Sochi, Bilodeau was equally as disruptive, becoming the first freestyle skier to medal in consecutive Olympics after defending his moguls title.
Family Affair: Canadian Sisters Justine and Chloé Dufour-Lapointe Score Gold and Silver in Freestyle Moguls
It wasn’t enough that they secured gold and silver medals in Russia in the women’s freestyle moguls event; the Dufour-Lapointe sisters from Canada stole the hearts of millions worldwide with their family bond during their moment of Olympic glory.