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No 9 - Chantal Benoit

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Personal Info:
Hometown: Mont-Saint Hilaire, QC
Birthplace: Beloeil, QC
Born: October 1, 1960
Height: 165cm
Occupation: Office Manager, 49 Bespoke

Athlete Info:
Club: CIVA Montreal, Quebec Team
Coach: Bill Johnson, Reg McClellan
On the National Team since: 1984
Began Wheelchair Basketball: 1983
Classification: 3.5 

Chantal Benoit was introduced to wheelchair basketball when a group of her friends invited her to accompany them to a demonstration game at the Jeux du Quebec. A year later, a wheelchair basketball team was formed near where she lived.

She has been on the national team since 1984, a year after she started playing the sport. She attributes her success in wheelchair basketball to her passion for the sport and her persistent need to improve every time she gets on the court. Before a big game, she relaxes by striking up conversations with people she doesn’t know.

Chantal has been labeled the Michael Jordan of women’s wheelchair basketball, and is quite possibly the greatest woman to have played the game. Chantal has been a member of the Canadian Women’s team for 16 years, including the team’s domination of the sport in the 90’s. With the national team, she has competed at five Paralympic Games. She 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.
 
In 2000 she received the IWBF's highest honour, the Gold Medal Triad Award presented to an individual who has contributed in an outstanding manner to the growth of wheelchair basketball both on national and international level. 

Interesting facts about Chantal:

  • At a young age she lost a leg to cancer.
  • She is an office manager at RGK Wheelchairs, Inc.
  • Her personal motto is “Be in love with what you do.”

International Competition

 

    Year Competition Location
BronzeMedal Bronze 2010 World Championships Birmingham, UK
Gold Medal Gold 2010 BT Paralympic World Cup Manchester, UK
  4th 2009 Invitational Tournament Ottawa, ON
  5th 2008 Beijing Paralympics Beijing, China
BronzeMedal Bronze 2008 North American Cup Birmingham, Al, USA
Gold Medal  Gold 2008 Good Luck Beijing International Invitational Beijing, China
SilverMedal  Silver 2007 Parapanamerican Games Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
BronzeMedal Bronze 2007 4 Nations Tournament Sydney, Australia
Gold Medal Gold 2007 Osaka Cup Osaka, Japan
Gold Medal Gold 2006 Gold Cup World Championships Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  All Star 2006 Gold Cup World Championships Amsterdam, The Netherlands
BronzeMedal Bronze 2006 Roosevelt Cup Tournament Warm Springs, Georgia
SilverMedal Silver 2005 Qualification of Americas Colorado Springs, USA
BronzeMedal Bronze 2004 Athens Paralympic Games Athens, Greece
Gold Medal Gold 2002 Gold Cup World Championships Kitakyushu, Japan
SilverMedal Silver 2002 Qualifications of the Americas Vitória, Brazil
  All Star 2002 Qualifications of the Americas Vitória, Brazil
Gold Medal Gold 2000 Sydney Paralympic Games Sydney, Australia
Gold Medal Gold 1999 Qualifications of the Americas Mexico City, Mexico
Gold Medal Gold 1998 Gold Cup World Championships

Sydney, Australia

  MVP 1998 Gold Cup World Championships

Sydney, Australia

Gold Medal Gold 1998 Qualification of the Americas Winnipeg, Canada
Gold Medal Gold 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games Atlanta, USA
Gold Medal Gold 1994 Gold Cup World Chapionships England
Gold Medal Gold 1992 Barcelona Paralympic Games Barcelona, Spain
BronzeMedal Bronze 1990 Gold Cup World Championships France
  4th 1988 Seoul Paralympic Games Seoul, South Korea
SilverMedal Silver 1986 Pan-American Games Puerto Rico

 

Domestic Competition

 

    Date Competition Team
Gold Medal  Gold 2011 Women's CWBL National Championships Quebec

BronzeMedal

Bronze 2010 Women's CWBL National Championships Quebec
allstar  All Star 2008 CWBL Finals CIVA
allstar All Star 2008  National Championships Quebec
allstar All Star 2006 CWBL Womens Finals CIVA
allstar All Star 2005 CWBL Finals  
  MVP 2004 Women's CWBL Finals Ottawa Jazz
BronzeMedal Bronze 2004 Women's CWBL Finals Ottaw Jazz
allstar All Star 2004 Women's CWBL Finals Ottawa Jazz
BronzeMedal Bronze 2003 Women's CWBL Finals Ottawa Jazz
SilverMedal Silver 2003 National Womens Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NWWBT) LA Sparks
  MVP 2003 NWWBT LA Sparks
Gold Medal Gold 2001 Women's CWBL Finals Ottawa Jazz
Gold Medal Gold 2001 NWWBT LA Sparks
  MVP 2001 NWWBT LA Sparks
SilverMedal Silver 2000 Women's CWBL Finals Ottawa Jazz
allstar All Star 2000 Women's CWBL Finals Ottawa Jazz
SilverMedal Silver 1999 Women's CWBL Finals Ottawa Jazz
allstar All Star 1999 Women's CWBL Finals Ottawa Jazz
Gold Medal Gold 1998 Women's CWBL Finals Ottawa Jazz
allstar All Star 1998 Women's CWBL Finals Ottawa Jazz
allstar All Star 1998  CWBL Finals Division II Kamikaze
allstar All Star 1997 CWBL Finals Ottawa F-Team
allstar All Star 1996  CWBL Finals for Women Zodiaks
BronzeMedal Bronze 1996 CWBL Finals Ottawa Shooters
Gold Medal Gold 1995 Women's CWBL Finals Ottawa Jazz
  MVP 1995 Womens CWBL Finals Ottawa Jazz
Gold Medal Gold 1995 CWBL Finals Ottawa Shooters
SilverMedal Silver 1994 NWBT Final Four Ottawa Royals
SilverMedal Silver 1994 Women's CWBL Finals Ottawa Jazz
allstar All Star 1994 Women's CWBL Finals Ottawa Jazz
BronzeMedal Bronze 1993 CWBL Finals Ottawa Shooters
allstar All Star 1993 CWBL Finals Ottawa Shooters
Gold Medal Gold 1992 Women's CWBL Finals Ottawa Jazz
  MVP 1992 Women's CWBL Finals Ottawa Jazz

 

Other Accomplishments 

2010 Pioneer Classic Most Sportsmanlike Player
2008 Wheelchair Basketball Canada - Female Athlete of the Year