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Bilodeau finishes with a flourish

Alexandre Bilodeau signed off his Olympics career in style by winning his second gold medal to lead a Canadian one-two.

Bilodeau, who also triumphed at Vancouver 2010 and had announced his retirement before the Sochi Games, went to the top of the standings after a score of 26.31 in his final run, 1.6points clear of silver medallist Mikael Kingsbury, with home favourite Alexandr Smyshlyaev earning bronze ahead of another Canadian Marc-Antoine Gagnon.

It has been a phenomenal moguls campaign for Canada, who have claimed four of the six available medals, with Dufour-Lapointe sisters Justine and Chloe earning gold and silver respectively in the women's event.

However, Monday night belonged to Bilodeau, who said: "It's a great feeling, but I need to first of all thank all my colleagues.

"I was the third to go, there were two other Canadians after me, every day they push me in training and that's why I got my best skiing.

"That's why I'm the best skier I have ever been right now and the guy that finished second, he is going to win everything after I have gone."

"I'm glad to finish my last Olympics like this. It's going to be a great retirement.

"The future of freestyle skiing in Canada is not done, there is so many good kids coming up and I am so glad to share a podium with one of them."