Who is Oksana Masters?
Oksana Masters is an American Paralympic rower and cross-country skier of Ukrainian descent from Louisville, Kentucky. She was born on June 19, 1989 with several radiation-induced birth defects, including tibial hemimelia (resulting in different leg lengths), missing weight-bearing shinbones in her calves, webbed fingers with no thumbs, and six toes on each foot.
She was abandoned by her birth parents at a Ukrainian orphanage where she lived until age 7. After she turned 7, Oksana was adopted by Gay Masters, an unmarried American speech therapy professor with no biological children.
After moving to the United States in 1997, both of Oksana’s legs were eventually amputated above the knee—she left leg at age eight and her right leg at age 13—as they became increasingly painful and unable to support her weight.
When she arrived in the U.S. her mother was a professor at the University at Buffalo; she moved to Louisville, Kentucky in 2001 when her mother took a faculty position at the University of Louisville and graduated from the city’s Atherton High School in 2008.
Oksana Masters (Rower) Biography
|Full Name||Oksana Alexandrovna Bondarchuk|
|Born||June 19, 1989|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||122 lb (55 kg)|
|National Team||United States|
Brad Alan Lewis.
|Wife/Partner||Aaron Pike (Instagram)|
|Social Media Profile Links||Oksana Masters on Facebook|
Oksana Masters on Twitter
Oksana Masters on Instagram
Oksana Masters’s Paralympics Medal Tally & Records
|Paralympics Season||Medal Counts|
|2020 Tokyo Summer Paralympics||Gold medal – Road time trial H4–5|
Gold medal – Road race H5
|2012 London Summer Paralympics||Bronze medal – Trunk and arms mixed double sculls|
|2018 Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics||Gold medal – 1.5km sprint classic sitting|
Gold medal – 5 km sitting
Bronze medal – 12 km sitting
|2014 Sochi Winter Paralympics||Silver medal – 12 km sitting|
Bronze medal – 5 km sitting
Oksana Masters’s Career, Awards & Achievements
Oksana Masters has won two bronze World Cup medals and a bronze medal at the UCI Para-Cycling Worlds. She competed in hand-cycling events in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, where she placed 4th in the road race event and 5th in the timed trial.
In the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, she won the gold medal in the timed trial and the road race.
She began adaptive rowing in 2002 at age 13, shortly before her right leg was amputated. She continued afterward and began adaptive rowing competitively. In 2010, she competed at the CRASH-B Sprints, setting a world record in the process. She was also the first adaptive sculler to compete in the Indianapolis Rowing Club “Head of the Eagle” regatta, winning the women’s open singles event in the process.
At the 2012 London Paralympics, Masters and Jones finished third—winning the first-ever United States medal (bronze) in trunk and arms mixed double sculls with a final time of 4:05.56. They finished behind China (gold) and France (silver) while just edging out Great Britain.
Cross-country skiing career
Masters won her first Paralympic gold medal at the 2018 Winter Paralympics in the cross-country skiing women’s 1.5 km sprint classical event after experiencing multiple setbacks. She had injured her elbow three weeks prior to the Games and had also withdrawn from a biathlon event the day before after falling during the race.
She won five medals total from those Games, three in cross-country and two in biathlon. She won the gold medal in the cross-country skiing’s 5 km sitting event and the bronze medal in the cross-country skiing’s 12 km sitting event. She won silver medals in the 6 km sitting biathlon event and the 12.5 km sitting biathlon event.
Masters has twice been nominated for an ESPY for her Nordic skiing in the category of Best Female Athlete with a Disability.
Oksana Masters’s Net Worth
Though Oksana Masters’s earnings, income, brand endorsements are not revealed, according to some sources, Her current net worth is estimated between $3-5 Million.
Oksana Masters’s Interesting Facts
1. Where is Oksana Masters from?
Oksana Masters is from Khmelnytskyi, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union.
2. How tall is Oksana Masters?
Oksana Masters is 5 ft 8 in tall.
3. How old is Oksana Masters?
As of this date (1st September 2021), Oksana Masters is 32 years old now.
4. What is the disability of Oksana Masters?
Oksana Masters was born with several radiation-induced birth defects, including tibial hemimelia (resulting in different leg lengths), missing weight-bearing shinbones in her calves, webbed fingers with no thumbs, and six toes on each foot.
5. How much does Oksana Masters weigh?
Oksana Masters’s weight is 55 kg.
6. What is Oksana Masters’s net worth?
Currently, Oksana Masters’s net worth is estimated between $3-5 Million.
7. Who is Oksana Masters’s husband?
Oksana Masters married Aaron Pike.
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