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  • However, his tricks didn't look as exciting as Bilodeau's and he actually finished in 6th place

    • by Orrymain

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      The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics - Men’s Moguls event was lots of fun to watch. I’m getting into this sport the more I watch it. For me, it’s three different kinds of excitement. They start with a trick, then have to show off their skiing, and then end with a trick. Technically, they call all of that air, speed, and turns, which is what the competitors are judged on.

      The qualifying was intriguing. They start with 30 and work down to 20. For America, the first up was Patrick Denenne. His 2nd trick was really incredible to watch. It’s called a D-spin. Then there was Michael Morse of Massachusetts, who did a D-spin and back flip cross, only he wasn’t as fast as those who had gone before him. Bryon Wilson had a great 2nd trick and jumped into 2nd place.


      Alexandre Bilodeau had a really nice run to take over the 2nd spot, and then Guilbaut Colas from France out-shined every one.

      Nate Roberts had good speed, but his jumps were not as spectacular as some others and he went too far off the second kick. If I can notice that, it shows he was really off.

      Australia’s Dale Begg-Smith, coming off a knee injury, had a very smooth landing off the first trick, but over rotated on the 2nd trick.

      These were the lead contenders for the finals, which included 4 Americans.

      In the finals, Morse had a few little mistakes that I noticed, like his knees came apart during the mogul run and then he over rotated on his 2nd kick.

      Nate Roberts had a great jump, but he carried too much speed and while he didn’t really go down, he went off to the side and had to stop.

      • He did keep going and made a super 2nd trick, but ultimately, his run wasn’t scored. That’s the shame of it, to not even have your run scored.

        Deneen had a bad finals. He messed up with a break on the moguls and practically landed on his butt and almost off the course. His run wasn’t scored either.

        I have to mention Canada’s Vincent Marquis whose second jump was just huge. It catapulted him into first place at the time. His teammate, Maxime Gingras, was unsteady in the moguls and looked too big on the 2nd kick.

        Jesper Bjoernlund of Sweden didn’t look as exciting as others; he was good and solid, but he was slower than many others.

        Begg-Smith had a big first jump and a solid 2nd trick, the D-spin cross. He looked like he was moving like a rocket and was very comfortable.

        His pace and success landed him the silver medal.

        Bryon Wilson had solid jumps, but was slower than others. Still, he did good enough to place on the podium, winning the bronze medal.

        Canada’s Bilodeau was super fast, but he looked a little awkward to me. His jumps were big and he was just moving so quickly over the moguls. He was good enough to take over the lead. Those jumps were so cool to watch.

        The last skier was Colas and he had the fastest time of the night. However, his tricks didn’t look as exciting as Bilodeau’s and he actually finished in 6th place.

        This was a great event. It was full of excitement and it also had heart; that’s because in winning the gold, Canada finally won a gold medal on home soil during the Winter Olympics. It was quite a thrill for the Canadians.

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