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Chantal Petitclerc

During the 2008 Beijing Paralympics, the Canadian 143-member team won a total of 50 medals — 19 gold, 10 silver and 21 bronze — which was good enough for 10th place overall.

Leading the way was Montreal's Chantal Petitclerc, whose brilliance on the track was evident from her first event. Competing in her fifth and final Paralympic Games, Petitclerc won five gold medals and set three world records as she swept all of her events.

Petitclerc's performance matched the five victories she earned in Athens four years ago.

The 38-year-old wheelchair athlete, a winner of 21 career medals including 14 gold, hasn't lost in 10 consecutive Paralympic races.

"I know I have worked really hard for it," she said. "Nobody gave it to me. It was not easy. I feel very happy and really proud. I was able to use everything I have inside to make it happen."

Source: CBC.ca