Oksana Masters poses for a portrait during the Team USA Beijing 2022 shoot on Sep. 12, 2021 in Irvine, Calif.
With gold medals in the road cycling time trial and road race in Tokyo, Masters became a 10-time Paralympic medalist across three sports. Her first medal, a bronze in 2012, was in rowing.
She became only the fourth woman, and sixth American overall, to win gold medals at the Summer and Winter Paralympics. She then jetted off to four countries on three continents in the next month, transitioning to her build-up to Beijing in Nordic skiing, where she excels both in cross-country skiing and biathlon.
Luckily for Masters, she is an avid coffee lover, fueled by caffeine. In her third consecutive Paralympics on the Asian continent and sixth Games overall, she will now try to match her historic performance from PyeongChang four years ago, which resulted in two golds, two silvers and a bronze — all after fracturing her right elbow three weeks prior to the event.