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Ottawa, December 12, 2021 – Canadian Paralympian Chelsey Gotell was elected to the International Paralympic Committee’s Governing Board on Sunday at the IPC General Assembly. Gotell, a three-time Paralympian and 12-time Paralympic medallist in swimming, is the first former chair of the IPC Athletes’ Council to be elected as one of the Board’s members at large.

IPC president Andrew Parsons and vice-president Duane Kale were also re-elected to another term in their respective roles.

For more information, please see the IPC release HERE.

Statement from Marc-André Fabien, president, Canadian Paralympic Committee and Karen O’Neill, CEO, Canadian Paralympic Committee:

“Congratulations to Chelsey on her much-deserved election to the IPC Governing Board. Chelsey has been a firmly established and well-respected leader within the Canadian and global Paralympic communities for many years. Her accomplishments as chair of the IPC Athletes’ Council are vast, and she will take that same commitment and passion into her next role as a full member of the Board. We appreciate her strong, measured, and dynamic leadership, and know she will continue to make a significant impact and drive positive change for the Paralympic Movement. We wish her all the best with her new role.

“We would also like to congratulate Andrew Parsons and Duane Kale on their re-elections as president and vice-president of the IPC. Together they have stewarded the Paralympic Movement through a period of growth in challenging times, and we look forward to continuing to work with them to develop Paralympic sport and promote Paralympic values worldwide.”

About the Canadian Paralympic Committee:

Nicole Watts
Manager, Public Relations
Canadian Paralympic Committee / 613-462-2700