Friday, October 10, 2008

Chantal Benoit

Wheelchair basketball olympian

"I find wheelchair basketball very interesting in the sense that every time you are on the court, you are learning something different, and because it's different each and every time, the flame is always there and active." - Chantal Benoit

Born in Beloeil, Québec in 1960; does her athletic training in Ottawa.

Often referred to as the Michael Jordan of women's wheelchair basketball.

Plays wheelchair basketball since 1983.

Member of two teams in Montreal and one in Ottawa.

Has four Paralympic medals in her athletic portfolio: a gold from the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games, a gold from the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games, a gold from the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games and a bronze from the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games.

Beijing Games were her sixth Paralympic Games.

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