Alexandre Bilodeau defended his Olympic gold medal in men's moguls on Monday. While his rival Mikael Kingsbury took home the silver medal.

The Canadians were ranked one, two and three heading into the final round of six. Alex Bilodeau skied a solid run and scored a 26.31 to take the top spot. Russia's Alexandr Smyshlyaev took the bronze. Fellow Canadian Marc-Antoine Gagnon placed fourth, narrowly missing a Canadian sweep of the podium.

Bilodeau's win makes him the first Canadian to defend a gold medal in the same Olympic event since speedskater Catriona Lemay Doan did it in 2002. Alexandre was quickly joined at the sidelines by his older brother, Frederic.

Alex considers his older brother, who has cerebral palsy, as one of his biggest inspirations.

“But looking at my brother, to be able to give him that chance of being in my body for one day, and going to the Olympics, he would jump in my shoes and go out there and run a marathon. So I’m like ‘OK, let’s stick to the plan, let’s go,'” he told the Globe and Mail in an interview.

Bilodeau and Kingsbury were considered medal favourites heading into these Games. Kingsbury is the 2013 World Champion and Bilodeau won a gold in moguls at the 2010 Vancouver Games. In 2010, Bilodeau's emotional embrace of his brother after winning his gold medal became an emotional highlight of those Olympics.

The wins in men's moguls bump Canada's medal total to seven and cement Canada's domination of the moguls event. On the weekend, Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe won a gold and silver in the women's event.

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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10: (L-R) Silver medalist Mikael Kingsbury of Canada, gold medalist Alex Bilodeau of Canada and Alexandr Smyshlyaev of Russia celebrate on the podium during the flower ceremony for the Men's Moguls Finals on day three of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10: Gold medalist Alex Bilodeau of Canada celebrates during the flower ceremony for the Men's Moguls Finals on day three of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

  • Freestyle Skiing - Winter Olympics Day 3

    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10: (L-R) Gold medalist Alex Bilodeau of Canada, silver medalist Mikael Kingsbury of Canada and Alexandr Smyshlyaev of Russia celebrate before the flower ceremony for the Men's Moguls Finals on day three of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

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    Canada's Alex Bilodeau (R) celebrates his Gold Medal with Silver Medal winner Canada's Mikael Kingsbury in the Men's Freestyle Skiing Moguls finals at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 10, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Freestyle Skiing - Winter Olympics Day 3

    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10: (L-R) Silver medalist Mikael Kingsbury of Canada and gold medalist Alex Bilodeau of Canada celebrate on the podium during the flower ceremony for the Men's Moguls Finals on day three of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10: Gold medalist Alex Bilodeau of Canada (R) celebrates with silver medalist Mikael Kingsbury of Canada after the Men's Moguls Finals on day three of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10: Gold medalist Alex Bilodeau of Canada celebrates with his brother Frederic after the flower ceremony for the Men's Moguls Finals on day three of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10: Gold medalist Alex Bilodeau of Canada celebrates with his mother after the flower ceremony for the Men's Moguls Finals on day three of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

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    Canada's Mikael Kingsbury (R) hugged by a coach after wining the Silver Medal competes in the Men's Freestyle Skiing Moguls finals at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 10, 2014. Bilodeau won the Gold Medal. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Russia's Alexandr Smyshlyaev celebrates in the Men's Freestyle Skiing Moguls finals at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 10, 2014. Smyshlyaev won the Bronze Medal. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10: Gold medalist Alex Bilodeau of Canada (L) celebrates during the flower ceremony for the Men's Moguls Finals on day three of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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    Canada's Alex Bilodeau celebrates his Gold Medal in the Men's Freestyle Skiing Moguls finals at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 10, 2014. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10: Mikael Kingsbury of Canada (R) celebrates winning silver in the Men's Moguls Finals on day three of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10: Mikael Kingsbury of Canada competes in the Men's Moguls Finals on day three of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10: Alex Bilodeau of Canada competes in the Men's Moguls Finals on day three of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

  • Freestyle Skiing - Winter Olympics Day 3

    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10: Alex Bilodeau of Canada competes in the Men's Moguls Finals on day three of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10: Mikael Kingsbury of Canada competes in the Men's Moguls Finals on day three of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

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    SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10: Marc-Antoine Gagnon of Canada competes in the Men's Moguls Finals on day three of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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    Canada's Philippe Marquis competes in the Men's Freestyle Skiing Moguls finals at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 10, 2014. (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    France's Benjamin Cavet competes in the Men's Freestyle Skiing Moguls finals at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 10, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)