Lou. woman wins silver in skiing at Sochi Paralympics

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Posted on March 10, 2014 at 6:02 PM

SOCHI, Russia (WHAS11)—A local woman won the silver and brought home Team USA’s first female Cross Country Skiing medal in 20 years.

Oksana Masters, who won bronze in rowing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, won silver in the 12 kilometer Sitting Cross Country Skiing competition over the weekend.

Masters isn’t done with her events, yet, she has more races later in the week, where she could bring home more medals, competing in a total of five Nordic skiing events.

Masters was adopted from a Ukrainian orphanage when she was 7, by UofL physician Dr. Gay Masters, who is in Sochi with her.

She was born with many complications, including having both legs amputated above the knee.

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