View Full Version : Chantal Petitclerc wins her 21st paralympic medal

Sep 16th, 2008, 03:08 PM
I just thought she deserved a thread. She has been dominating her sport since the mid-90's. She's absolutely amazing. She has been through different patches of rivals and always still dominated her. Louise Sauvage, Elisa Stankowicz, Louise Roy, Edith Hunkeler and this year especially everyone kept saying how Tatyana McFadden would be dangerous. Chantal kept winning still.

In Athens and this year in Beijing, she has won the gold in every distance she competed in. 5 golds in 5 events in 2 consecutive Paralympics. There's no words for a performance like that.

On Sunday, she won her prelims in the 200 setting a new WR and then went on to win the final, smashing the WR she had just set by more than 1 second, becoming the first athlete to race that distance in less than 28 seconds. Then, only two hours later, she had to race the 800. Different strategy, different effort management. She started first and never looked back, winning it, shaving more than 2 SECONDS off her own WR. That's how impressive she is.

Barcelona 1992 : Bronze in the 200 and 800 = 2 medals

Atlanta 1996 : Gold in the 100, 200 and Silver in the 400, 800, 1500 = 5 medals

Sydney 2000 : Gold in the 200, 800 and Silver in the 100, 400 = 4 medals

Athens 2004 : Gold in the 100, 200, 400, 800, 1500 = 5 medals

Beijing 2008 : Gold in the 100, 200, 400, 800, 1500 = 5 medals

Total : 14 Gold medals, 5 Silver and 2 Bronze ---> 21 medals


Sep 16th, 2008, 05:43 PM
Apparently today's race was her last paralympic track race. She wants to focus on road races now and participate in the 2012 marathon in London. And she'll be racing the Boston marathon in a few weeks. :yeah: Good luck to her

Sep 20th, 2008, 03:17 AM
That's amazing. :worship:

Sep 20th, 2008, 03:34 AM
She's really amazing!!!!...she made 5 WR when she won her 5 golds :worship:

That performance is as good as Michael Phelps (perhaps better), but well we obviously don't talke about it! That's quite frustrating
I love when she does the lotto quebec thing :angel: :lol:

Sep 20th, 2008, 03:51 AM
Amazing result for Chantal :worship: (Chantal pas de "e" comme dans l'émission Catherine? :eek:)

And she was so close of finishing second in the 100m race but she passed the chinese at the end. :hearts: