Canada celebrates Benoit Huot's incredible accomplishment

Benoit Huot capped off his Rio competition with a bronze in the pool, bringing his career tally to 20 Paralympic medals. Canadian Olympians and Paralympians celebrated his incredible journey online.

20-time Paralympic medallist lauded online

Huot finished third in the 400m freestyle S10 . 9:48

One Paralympic medal is hard to get. Two is even harder.

Twenty? That's almost unheard of...unless you know Benoit Huot. He completed the rare feat Thursday in Rio when he won bronze in the men's 400-metre freestyle S10. 

After standing on the podium for the 20th time, the 32-year-old from Longueuil, Que., celebrated his big moment with family. 

Huot's family didn't know if he would collect a medal in Rio, and were ecstatic when he delivered. 1:40

While many friends and fellow athletes couldn't be there in person, they were quick to show their support for Huot on social media.

(I couldn't hold back my tears, seeing your face after your race! Bravo my friend @benhuot #Paralympics #bronze #proud)

Even Curt Harnett, Canada's Rio 2016 Olympic chef de mission, shared his eloquent words of congratulations: 


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