Oksana Masters

Cycling

Name: Oksana Masters
Sport: Cycling
Discipline(s): Road Cycling
Event(s): Time Trial, Road Race
Classification: WH5
Height: 5-8
Weight: 122
DOB: 6/19/1989
Birthplace: Khmelnitsky, 68
Hometown: Louisville, Ky.
High School: Atherton High School (Louisville, Ky.) ‘08
Paralympic Experience
  • Three-time Paralympian (2012, 2014, 2016); Three-time Paralympic medalist (1 silver, 2 bronze)
  • Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, silver (12km Nordic), bronze (5km Nordic)
  • London 2012 Paralympic Games, bronze (rowing – trunk and arms mixed double skulls)
  • At the London 2012 Paralympic Games, she won the first ever United States medal in trunk and arms mixed double sculls.
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – bronze (road race), 4th (time trial); Nordic skiing – silver (5km), bronze (1km)
  • Years of Participation: Cycling – 2014, 2015; Nordic – 2015
  • Medals: 3 (1 silver, 2 bronze)
  • Silver – Nordic – 2015 (5km)
  • Bronze – Cycling – 2015 (road race); Nordic – 2015 (1km)
Personal: Masters will be competing in handcycling for the first time in her Paralympic Games career. She was born in Ukraine, with both of her legs damaged by in-utero radiation poisoning from the Chernobyl nuclear reactor incident. She was adopted when she was seven years old. Masters started handcycling in the summer of 2014. She became one of the biggest stories out of the London 2012 Paralympic Games as she and her teammate Rob Jones won a bronze medal in rowing in the trunk and arms mixed double sculls. She was named U.S. Rowing’s Female Athlete of the Year for 2012....Daughter of Gay Masters…She received the Metro Disability Coalition Spotlight Award in 2002 and 2007… In her spare time, she enjoys working out, rowing, swimming and singing in the car… She lists her mom as her personal hero…She has an extreme love for animals and coffee, with her favorite drink being the Americano…She hopes to open her own coffee shop one day…She was nominated for an ESPY in 2015 and 2016 in the Best Female Athlete with a Disability category.

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