Sports: Paratriathlon

Albertan-born Chantal Givens made her Paralympic debut in Rio de Janeiro as a member of Canada’s Paratriathlon Team. Chantal is a three-time Canadian Paratriathlon champion who began her career in sport as a springboard diver in her early teens. In 2001, Chantal volunteered at the Triathlon World Championships in Edmonton, igniting her interest in the sport. Shortly after she registered for a long distance race – even before owning her first bike.

Fast-forward to 2015 and Chantal is now a three-time Canadian Paratriathlon Champion (2012, 2013, 2014) and has placed fourth at the World Championships twice (2013, 2014). Other achievements include qualifying for the 2012 Boston Marathon, qualifying and competing in the 2008 triathlon age-group (able-bodied) World Championships, qualifying and competing in the 2003 and 2004 duathlon age-group (able-bodied) World Championships, being named the 2004 triathlon female athlete with a disability (AWAD) World Champion and is a 10-year national level competitive springboard diver (1992-2002). Outside of sport, Chantal is a physical education teacher, who works to share her passion for sport and act as an example for her community.

Chantal’s determination and dedication are the driving force behind her success. With the support of her main sponsor Qualico and donations from the community, Chantal is more than halfway to her goal of raising $15,000. In order to stay focused on her training and qualification for Rio, she had reduced her professional commitments by 70 per cent and will only be teaching one class per semester in the Louis Riel School Division this school year.

2016 Rio Paralympic Games

Chantal achieved her dream of participating in a Paralympics, finishing eighth in her Paralympic debut with a time of 1:19:13 in the PT4 division. Chantal and her Canadian teammates were the first ever Canadian Paratriathlon team to attend the Olympic Games. The inaugural paratriathlon event took place on a tough course in Copacabana Beach in Rio.

Results – Chantal  finished eighth in the women’s PT4 division.

DOB: 06/01/1978

Hometown: Winnipeg, MB

In Action

Chantal Givens

Chantal Givens

Chantal Givens

Results

Chantal Givens

Rio 2016 Summer Paralympics

Sept 11, 2016

Triathlon – PT4
8th Place

Chantal Givens

St. Malo Triathlon

June 25, 2016

Sprint
1st Place

Chantal Givens

Triple Threat 20th Anniversary Multi-Sport Weekend

June 12, 2016

Triathlon – sprint
1st Place

Chantal Givens

2016 Aguilas ITU World Paratriathlon Event

May 15, 2016

PT4
1st Place

Chantal Givens

2016 Penrith ITU World Paratriathlon Event

Apr 24, 2016

Triathlon
4th Place

News

Givens In Steinbach For Triathlon Camp

Thursday, January, 12th, 2017

STEINBACH ONLINE (Jan 12) Canada’s Para-triathlete of the year for 2016 will be in Steinbach this Sunday. Triathlon Manitoba is organizing a camp and Chantal Givens of Winnipeg will be there to train with athletes.

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Triathlon Canada Celebrates 2016 Excellence Award Winners

Tuesday, January, 10th, 2017

TRIATHLON CANADA (Jan 10) Daniel and Givens named Para-triathlon winners, Mislawchuk and Kretz claim elite honours

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Engineer uses 3D printer to help Canadian Paralympic athlete

Tuesday, October, 11th, 2016

CANADIAN JEWISH NEWS (Oct 11) Leon Fainstein was one among many Canadians this past summer who were following the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio De Janeiro.

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Manitoba Olympians, Paralympians honoured in Winnipeg

Friday, September, 23rd, 2016

CBC Manitoba (Sept 23) Some of Manitoba’s homegrown Olympians and Paralympians were honoured in Winnipeg Friday night for their feats abroad during the Rio Summer Games.

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Winnipeg technology makes debut at Rio Paralympic Games

Monday, September, 12th, 2016

CBC MANITOBA (Sept 12) When Chantal Givens raced Sunday at the Paralympic Games, she had a piece of Winnipeg along for the ride.

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Blogs

A Special Spectator for Chantal Givens in Sarasota

A Special Spectator for Chantal Givens in Sarasota

Chantal Givens

Thursday, March, 24th, 2016

Chantal Givens recently returned home following a successful competition in Sarasota, Florida, March 12 and 13. The athlete placed second at the 2016 Sarasota CAMTRI […]


Press Releases

Emotional News for Paratriathlete Chantal Givens

Tuesday, July, 12, 2016

Victoria, BC – Chantal Givens of Winnipeg has been officially named to the Canadian Paralympic Team. In Rio this September, the 38-year-old triathlete will be […]