Benoit Huot

Benoit Huot

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.

Huot completed a self-described crazy year in 2014 with a gold medal in the 200-m IM at the Pan Pacific Para-swimming Championships. He added a silver minutes later in the 100-m backstroke. The performances came on the heels of some bad news for Huot who had several of his Paralympic Games medals stolen from his home. The medals were later replaced.

In 2015, Huot 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.

Huot, whose disability is a club foot, started swimming competitively at age 10 with Hippocampe de St-Hubert.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

19 Paralympic medals over four Games (nine gold, five silver and five bronze)… Canada’s flag bearer at London 2012 Closing Ceremony… 31 medals at the IPC World Championships… Four Commonwealth Games medals… 12 Parapan American Games medals… Broke more than 60 world records in his category… Named Swimming Canada’s male para-swimmer of the year 11 times including 2015…As of May 2016 he held six Canadian records and the world record in the 200-m individual medley.

PERSONAL

In 2014, Huot wrote his final exam at the Université du Québec à Montreal to complete his degree in marketing, communications and administration…Served as a Paralympic broadcaster at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games... Right to Play advocate…Travelled to Rwanda in 2013 to promote sport for children…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2015 Parapan Am Games 1st 400-m freestyle
2015 Parapan Am Games 2nd 200-m individual medley
2015 Parapan Am Games 2nd 100-m backstroke
2015 IPC World Championships 2nd 200-m individual medley
2015 IPC World Championships 2nd 400-m freestyle
2015 IPC World Championships 3rd 100-m backstroke
2012 Paralympic Games 1st 200-m individual medley
2012 Paralympic Games 2nd 400-m freestyle
2012 Paralympic Games 3rd 100-m backstroke
2008 Paralympic Games 3rd 50-m freestyle
2008 Paralympic Games 3rd 100-m freestyle
2008 Paralympic Games 3rd 400-m freestyle
2008 Paralympic Games 3rd 200-m individual medley
2004 Paralympic Games 1st 50-m freestyle
2004 Paralympic Games 1st 100-m freestyle
2004 Paralympic Games 1st 400-m freestyle
2004 Paralympic Games 1st 200-m individual medley
2004 Paralympic Games 1st 100-m butterfly
2004 Paralympic Games 2nd 100-m backstroke
2000 Paralympic Games 1st 50-m freestyle
2000 Paralympic Games 1st 200-m individual medley
2000 Paralympic Games 1st 4X100 medley relay
2000 Paralympic Games 2nd 100-m freestyle
2000 Paralympic Games 2nd 400-m freestyle
2000 Paralympic Games 2nd 100-m backstroke

 

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming400m Freestyle - Mengold
2012 London ParalympicsSwimming200m Individual Medley - Mengold
2007 Rio Parapan AmsSwimming100m Backstroke - Mengold
2007 Rio Parapan AmsSwimming100m Breaststroke - Mengold
2007 Rio Parapan AmsSwimming200m Individual Medley - Mengold
2004 Athens ParalympicsSwimming100m Butterfly - Mengold
2004 Athens ParalympicsSwimming200m Individual Medley - Mengold
2004 Athens ParalympicsSwimming50m Freestyle - Mengold
2004 Athens ParalympicsSwimming100m Freestyle - Mengold
2004 Athens ParalympicsSwimming400m Freestyle - Mengold
2000 Sydney ParalympicsSwimming50m Freestyle - Mengold
2000 Sydney ParalympicsSwimming200m Individual Medley - Mengold
2000 Sydney ParalympicsSwimming4 x 100m Medley Relay - Mengold
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming100m Backstroke - Mensilver
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming200m Individual Medley - Mensilver
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Mensilver
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming4 x 100m Medley Relay - Mensilver
2012 London ParalympicsSwimming400m Freestyle - Mensilver
2007 Rio Parapan AmsSwimming50m Freestyle - Mensilver
2007 Rio Parapan AmsSwimming100m Freestyle - Mensilver
2007 Rio Parapan AmsSwimming400m Freestyle - Mensilver
2007 Rio Parapan AmsSwimming100m Butterfly - Mensilver
2004 Athens ParalympicsSwimming100m Backstroke - Mensilver
2000 Sydney ParalympicsSwimming100m Freestyle - Mensilver
2000 Sydney ParalympicsSwimming400m Freestyle - Mensilver
2000 Sydney ParalympicsSwimming100m Backstroke - Mensilver
2016 Rio ParalympicsSwimming400m Freestyle - Menbronze
2012 London ParalympicsSwimming100m Backstroke - Menbronze
2008 Beijing ParalympicsSwimming50m Freestyle - Menbronze
2008 Beijing ParalympicsSwimming100m Freestyle - Menbronze
2008 Beijing ParalympicsSwimming400m Freestyle - Menbronze
2008 Beijing ParalympicsSwimming200m Individual Medley - Menbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2016 Rio Paralympics Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Men 4
2016 Rio Paralympics Swimming 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Men 7
2016 Rio Paralympics Swimming 4 x 100m Medley Relay - Men 7
2016 Rio Paralympics Swimming 400m Freestyle - Men 3
2016 Rio Paralympics Swimming 100m Backstroke - Men 5
2012 London Paralympics Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Men 1
2012 London Paralympics Swimming 100m Freestyle - Men 4
2012 London Paralympics Swimming 400m Freestyle - Men 2
2012 London Paralympics Swimming 100m Backstroke - Men 3
2008 Beijing Paralympics Swimming 50m Freestyle - Men 3
2008 Beijing Paralympics Swimming 100m Freestyle - Men 3
2008 Beijing Paralympics Swimming 400m Freestyle - Men 3
2008 Beijing Paralympics Swimming 100m Backstroke - Men 5
2008 Beijing Paralympics Swimming 100m Butterfly - Men 4
2008 Beijing Paralympics Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Men 3
2004 Athens Paralympics Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Men 1
2004 Athens Paralympics Swimming 50m Freestyle - Men 1
2004 Athens Paralympics Swimming 100m Freestyle - Men 1
2004 Athens Paralympics Swimming 400m Freestyle - Men 1
2004 Athens Paralympics Swimming 100m Backstroke - Men 2
2004 Athens Paralympics Swimming 100m Breaststroke - Men 6
2004 Athens Paralympics Swimming 100m Butterfly - Men 1
2000 Sydney Paralympics Swimming 100m Freestyle - Men 2
2000 Sydney Paralympics Swimming 400m Freestyle - Men 2
2000 Sydney Paralympics Swimming 100m Backstroke - Men 2
2000 Sydney Paralympics Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Men 1
2000 Sydney Paralympics Swimming 4 x 100m Medley Relay - Men 1
2000 Sydney Paralympics Swimming 50m Freestyle - Men 1
Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 400m Freestyle - Men 1
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Backstroke - Men 2
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Men 2
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Men 2
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 4 x 100m Medley Relay - Men 2
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 50m Freestyle - Men 2
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Freestyle - Men 2
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 400m Freestyle - Men 2
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Backstroke - Men 1
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Breaststroke - Men 1
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Butterfly - Men 2
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Men 1