Team Toyota’s Oksana Masters Becomes Most Decorated U.S. Winter Paralympian at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games
BEIJING (March 14, 2022) – At 32 years old, Team Toyota’s Oksana Masters earned a record total of seven medals in seven events at the Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 to become the most decorated U.S. Winter Paralympian of all time.
Masters closed out the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games by winning two medals over the weekend, including the first-ever mixed relay medal (which was gold) for Team USA on Sunday and a silver medal in the women’s individual middle-distance sitting cross-country event on Saturday. Masters raced the first leg in Sunday’s mixed relay where Team USA crossed the finish line first in 25:59.3, and she finished second in Saturday’s middle-distance sitting event in a time of 25:24.7.
Masters became the first American to win seven medals at a single Paralympic Winter Games. Her three gold and four silver medals increased her career total to 17 Paralympic medals. She has earned 14 career Winter Paralympic medals, including five gold medals, to become the most decorated U.S. Winter Paralympian of all time.
Inclusive of summer and winter, Beijing 2022 is Masters’ sixth consecutive Games and she has won a Paralympic medal in all four of her sports – rowing, cross-country skiing, biathlon and cycling. The Louisville, Kentucky, native is also one of four Global Team Toyota Athletes featured in the newest multi-episode video series from Olympic Channel and Toyota titled “From the Start.”
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