Chantal Petitclerc is a wheelchair racer and participated in the 2004 Paralympics winning 5 gold medals and breaking 3 world records (She set a world record in the women’s 100m, 400m and 1,500m). In 2005 she was selected as Canadian Female Athlete of the Year for the Canadian Sports Awards. In 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing) she won 5 gold medals and broke 3 world records. Overall, she won 22 medals. She was the first Paralympian to be voted Female Athlete of the Year by Canadian Press.