Marc Antoine Ducharme was honoured at the Gala Sports Québec ©Wheelchair Basketball CanadaGetty Images

Marc Antoine Ducharme, the coach of Canada's women's wheelchair basketball team, won the Team Sport Coach of the Year award at the Gala Sports Québec.

Ducharme, who led Canada to gold at the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games, was honoured at the 47th edition of the jamboree.

The Canadian team did not lose a game in Peru and booked a place at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics as a result.

"A big thank you to Sports Québec, Parasports Québec and Wheelchair Basketball Canada for the Coach of the Year award in team sport in Quebec," Ducharme said, before going on to praise the "enormous progress" Para-sport has made and its increased visibility in Quebec and Canada at large.

"I would also like to thank all of the people who have contributed from near or far to my coaching journey, and especially to my team for their constant efforts on and off the court," Ducharme added.

Canada went unbeaten at Lima 2019 ©Twitter/WheelchairBballCAN
Canada went unbeaten at Lima 2019 ©Twitter/WheelchairBballCAN

"We cannot forget their great performance in Lima last year to win the gold medal and qualify for the Tokyo Paralympic Games. 

"Without these results, I would never have received this award recognition. 

"This is only the beginning! 

"Thank you."

A native of Chambly, Ducharme became the head coach of Canada's women's team in 2017.