Benoit Huot

Benoit Huot

 

Benoit Huot is one of Canada’s most accomplished Paralympians of all time, having won 19 Paralympic medals at four Paralympic Games.

Over the winter of 2014-15, Huot moved to Toronto to train at the new Pan Am /Parapan Am Aquatic Centre with coach Ben Titley. He qualified to compete at the IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow and the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games. At the Speedo Can Am Para-swimming Championships, Huot won the S10 200-metre individual medley and was second in the 100-m backstroke.

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.

Huot was the poster boy for 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships held in Montreal and won the gold medal in the S10 200-metre individual medley, just 0.33 seconds off his world record time set a year earlier at the Paralympic Games.

Huot won a medal of each colour at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. He took gold in the SM10 200-metre individual medley, in world record time, as well as silver in the S10 400-m freestyle and bronze in the S10 100-m backstroke.

His best Paralympic Games were in Athens in 2004 with five gold medals and a silver. Four years earlier he collected three gold medals and three silvers in Sydney. In 2008 at the Paralympic Games in Beijing, Huot won four bronze medals.

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

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 ParalympicsSwimming50m Freestyle - Mengold
2004 Athens ParalympicsSwimming100m Freestyle - Mengold
2004 Athens ParalympicsSwimming400m Freestyle - Mengold
2004 Athens ParalympicsSwimming100m Butterfly - Mengold
2004 Athens ParalympicsSwimming200m Individual Medley - Mengold
2000 Sydney ParalympicsSwimming50m Freestyle - Mengold
2000 Sydney ParalympicsSwimming200m Individual Medley - Mengold
2000 Sydney ParalympicsSwimming4 x 100m Medley Relay - Mengold
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
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming100m Backstroke - 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
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
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 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
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 50m Freestyle - Men 2
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Freestyle - Men 2
Games Sport Event Result
2012 London Paralympics Swimming 100m Freestyle - Men 4
2012 London Paralympics Swimming 400m Freestyle - Men 2
2012 London Paralympics Swimming 100m Backstroke - Men 3
2012 London Paralympics Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Men 1
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
2008 Beijing Paralympics Swimming 50m Freestyle - Men 3
2008 Beijing Paralympics Swimming 100m Freestyle - Men 3
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
2004 Athens 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
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