Oksana Masters poses during the women's sitting biathlon sprint medal ceremony during the Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 on March 6, 2022 in Zhangjiakou, China.
Everything Masters does — and she does a lot — she excels at. Take Beijing, for instance. Masters claimed Team USA’s first gold medal of these Games by winning the women’s biathlon sprint sitting race, making it her seventh medal in three trips to the Winter Paralympics. The next day she won silver in the women’s cross-country long-distance sitting event. She’s accomplishing all of this during a time where her heart is breaking for Ukraine, the country of her birth.
Masters’ accomplishments on snow are impressive enough on their own, but they become more impressive when you consider that just six months ago she was competing at the Summer Paralympics in Tokyo where she won gold in both the cycling time trial and road race. Masters — who recently modeled for Fenty Beauty — now has a total of 12 Paralympic medals, including five gold, in six trips to the Games (three Summer, three Winter).