Benoît Huot

Benoît Huot
Benoît Huot will look to add to his medal haul when he makes his fifth Paralympic appearance at the Games in Rio. (Dan Galbraith/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Benoît Huot is one of Canada's most accomplished Paralympians of all time, having won 19 medals at the last four Paralympic Games before Rio.

His best Paralympic Games were in Athens in 2004 with five gold medals and one silver. Four years earlier at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games, he collected three gold medals and three silver. In 2008 at the Paralympic Games in Beijing, Huot won four bronze medals. Most recently, he won a medal of each colour at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. In London, Huot was named Team Canada's flag-bearer for the Closing Ceremony in recognition of his achievements.

In 2015, the 32-year-old raced at two major events. At the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games he earned a gold and four silver; and at the 2015 IPC World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland he won two silver and a bronze.

Career highlights

  • 19 Paralympic medals over four Games.
  • Broke more than 60 world records in his category.
  • Named Swimming Canada's male para-swimmer of the year 11 times including 2015.

Courtesy of the Canadian Paralympic Committee