Chantal Petitclerc

Chantal Petitclerc

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Montreal, Quebec

Paralympic Champion| Motivational Speaker | Resilience | Determination | Peak Performance Specialist

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CBC

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Chantal Petitclerc is advocating for Paralympians to receive equal funding to Olympians
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Senator Ratna Omidvar

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Leading in the Face of Adversity with Senator Chantal Petitclerc

CHANTAL PETITCLERC BIOGRAPHY

Chantal was born on December 15, 1969 in Saint-Marc- des-Carrières, Québec. At the age of 13, she lost the use of her legs following an accident. Convincing her to take up swimming in order to develop her strength and stamina, her high school physical education teacher, Gaston Jacques, would have a decisive impact on her life. For Chantal, that was her first contact with sport and training. Four years later, she would discover wheelchair athletics, paving the way for a long and very successful career which would take her to the Barcelona Games in 1992, and ultimately, to the Beijing Games in 2008.

Chantal Petitclerc returned from the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games with 5 gold medals, for a total of 21 Paralympic medals, including 4 gold, making her the most celebrated female track athlete in history, the most medaled Canadian Paralympic athlete, as well as the only Canadian athlete to have won gold medals at the Olympics, Paralympics and Commonwealth Games

Chantal Petitclerc’s career in numbers is truly remarkable: she competed in five Paralympic Games (Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney, Athens, Beijing), earning an astounding 21 Paralympic medals, including 14 gold. Petitclerc set two world records (200m, 400m) and three Paralympic records (200m, 400m, and 1500m). She also won an Olympic gold medal in the 800m when it was a demonstration sport. Over her career, she broke 24 world records. Her exceptional achievements have earned her numerous recognitions, such as being appointed Companion of the Order of Canada, named Personality of the Year by La Presse newspaper in 2004, and receiving the Laureus international award in 2005. Petitclerc has also been honored as a Chevalier de l’Ordre du Québec (2005), won the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canadian athlete of the year, received a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame, and was named the International Paralympic Committee Female Athlete of the Year. La Presse recognized her as Sports Personality of the Year, and she holds honorary doctorates from the University of Ottawa, University of Montréal, and University of Edmonton. In 2010, she was awarded the United States Sports Academy’s (USSA) Juan Antonio Samaranch IOC Disabled Athlete Award and has been listed seven times as one of the Most Influential Women in Sport by CAAWS.

While the Beijing Games would be the last time she would be participating in track competitions, Chantal Petitclerc is committed to giving back to the sport. In 2012, she was recruited as coach and mentor of the UK track and field team at the London Paralympic Games. After her return to Canada, Chantal was named Chef de Mission for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. For the first time in history, a Paralympic athlete will lead a team of combined olympic and paralympic athletes.

Chantal Petitclerc is a highly sought after speaker, and shares her story with dozens of groups each year, both throughout Canada and abroad. She participates in projects by various Paralympic athletics and sports organizations, in addition to working as a spokesperson for Défi Sportif in Montréal and as an ambassador for the international Right to Play organization.

Books

Raconte-moi Chantal Petitclerc: 031-RACONTE-MOI CHANTAL PETITCLERC [NUM] (French Edition)
Raconte-moi Chantal Petitclerc: 031-RACONTE-MOI CHANTAL PETITCLERC [NUM] (French Edition)
Chantal Petitclerc
Chantal Petitclerc

Articles & Media

“No matter where you are in your life, physical activity plays an important role.”

Participation

For a young Chantal Petitclerc, it came at only 13 years old when an accident stole her ability to walk. Instead of letting the accident define her, she overcame adversity using physical activity to fuel her passion for movement and to inspire others to make it a pillar of their daily lives.
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2007 Person of the Year: Chantal Petitclerc is More Than the Fastest Woman on Wheels

New Mobility

Canadian wheelchair racer Chantal Petitclerc is unquestionably the world’s fastest woman on wheels. In the 2004 Paralympics, she achieved a clean sweep of all five women’s wheelchair track events, taking the gold medal for each race. In 2007, Petitclerc continued to dominate her sport, winning every major national and international event and setting two world records. Every world-class athlete must be driven to succeed.
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Different & Able

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D&A Interviews Chantal Petitclerc
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watchmojo

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Interview with Paralympic Gold Medalist Chantal Petitclerc
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Chantal Petitclerc Topic Presentations

Sharing My Story

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  • Every year, hundreds — even thousands — of people have the opportunity to attend one of Chantal Petitclerc’s talks.

    In English or in French, Chantal speaks about the stages of her life, the circumstances that brought her to become a wheelchair track and field athlete, her major victories, and her minor disappointments.

    Without preaching, she uses her own story to illustrate the importance of perseverance, ambitious goals, vision, and, especially, dreams.

     

Testimonials

Ms. Petitclerc exemplifies perseverance and excellence-two qualities that attracted Alcan to become associated with her. In the past three years, Chantal has had the opportunity to meet thousands of Alcan employees across Canada and around the world. We know how much she is appreciated and how proud our employees are to be associated with such a great athlete and such an extraordinary person.

- Vice President, Alcan Primary Metal Group

Your personal story of courage and determination intently engaged every person in the audience. As is most likely the case wherever you go, you captured the hearts of all the government employees who were present at this event. Your enlightening spirit was the perfect finishing touch in making the day a success.

- Natural Resources Canada

Chantal is so knowledgeable and so down-to-earth, she was a big hit with participants – they could not stop talking about how great she was!

- Principal, Finance, Management and Reporting, CPA Canada

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