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Paralympian Petitclerc named Canada’s ‘chef de mission’ for Commonwealth Games

MONTREAL – Paralympic star Chantal Petitclerc will be Canada’s chef de mission at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The 42-year-old from Montreal says it’s believed she’s the first Paralympic athlete to hold the position in a multi-sport Games.

One of Canada’s most decorated athletes of all time, Petitclerc holds world records over three different wheelchair distances.

She raced to 21 Paralympic medals, including 14 gold.

She says she has a special connection to the Commonwealth Games, carrying Canada’s flag into the stadium for the opening ceremonies in 2006 in Melbourne, Australia.

Petitclerc’s first major task in the job will be a site visit in February.

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