Petitclerc turns to coaching

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:39 PM ET

Chantal Petitclerc, the most decorated track and field athlete in Canadian history, has accepted a coaching position with UK Athletics for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.

The Montreal native has won 21 Paralympic medals -- 14 gold, five silver and two bronze. In 2010 she was inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame and in 2008 won the Lou Marsh trophy as Canada's top athlete.

"Athletics Canada wishes Chantal all the best in her role as coach and mentor with Great Britain's Paralympics team," Rob Guy, CEO of Athletics Canada, said.


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