Photograph courtesy of the International Paralympic Committee.

Oksana Masters became just the second Paralympian honored as the individual sportswoman of the year at the Women’s Sports Foundation’s Annual Salute to Women in Sports ceremony on October 17 in New York City.

Masters, 28, won five medals at the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, including her first gold. Despite battling through an elbow injury sustained just prior to the Games, Masters took gold in the 1.5-kilometer sprint classic sitting and the 5K sitting event in cross-country skiing, as well as silver medals in both the 6K sitting and 12.5K sitting events in biathlon, and bronze in the 12K cross-country.

The four-time Paralympian now has a total of two gold, three silver, and three bronze medals and has competed in rowing and cycling at London 2012 and Rio 2016, respectively, and biathlon and cross-country at Sochi 2014 and PyeongChang.

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