The Most Touching Moment of the Sochi Olympics

PHOTO: Canadas Alex Bilodeau, left, celebrates with his brother Frederic after winning the gold medal in the mens moguls final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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Alex Bilodeau posed with the Canadian flag Monday, standing beside his inspiration.

It’s tough to tell who was prouder – Alex, the first two-time Olympic gold medalist in freestyle skiing, or his older brother Frederic.

Frederic has cerebral palsy. Alex says that Frederic’s challenges give him a daily reality check and help to keep him grounded.

"He has dreams like you and I but he can't go after most of those dreams," Bilodeau said. "I have the ability that I can go after those dreams. And out of respect for him, I go after them."

Bilodeau accomplished his mission Monday, finishing first in the freestyle skiing men’s moguls, ahead of teammate Mikael Kingsbury.

With Bilodeau, 26, soon retiring, Kingsbury is expected to assume the mantel as the world’s best freestyle skier.

But Monday was a chance for two brothers to celebrate a gold medal together, just as they did at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, the Olympian and his inspiration.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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