The paralympic swimmer Benoît Huot announces his retirement from the sport

Le nageur paralympique Benoît Huot annonce sa retraite sportive

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Benoît Huot, a native of Longueuil, is one of the paralympians canadian who has been the most successful in history.

The paralympic swimmer Benoît Huot has announced his retirement from the sport on Tuesday.

He confirmed the information during a press conference held at the sports centre of the Institut national du sport du Québec. This announcement is not surprising, since he had already declared that in 2017 he did not continue his career until the paralympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.

The athlete 35 years of age, who is a native of Longueuil, is one of the paralympians canadian who has been the most successful in history, having won 20 medals in five paralympic Games, between 2000-2016.

Huot has also participated in three editions of the Commonwealth Games, where he won four medals, and smashed more than 60 world records in its class.

He was also deputy chief of mission of the canadian team at the Commonwealth Games, presented to Gold Coast, Australia, last year.

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