Paralympian Oksana Masters says sports gave her a sense of purpose after amputations to both her legs — now she’s crushing the competition.
She stated, “Because of my amputations I actually got to try sports, which is usually backwards thinking especially in society. They think that a lot of people with disabilities aren’t able to be active and do sports. So, it’s really cool that something so life-changing and some people see as missing and I see it as a big gain I got in my life.”
Masters is a Paralympic medalist at both the summer and winter games. First, she won a bronze medal in rowing at the 2012 London Paralympics. Soon after, she picked up cross country skiing.
“It wanted to make Sochi for the 2014 Paralympic Games and was very, very shocked to know that I would win a silver and a bronze medal. It was super unexpected. And then just this past year, my performance is getting better and better and I won my first World Championship titles. So, I won 4 World Championship titles, 3 in cross country, and 1 on biathlon. And so I am really excited for South Korea because I feel like a slot of my hard work is finally coming into a good place.” Masters explained.