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Oksana Masters and Justin Thomas need your vote for 2022 ESPY Awards

The nominees for ESPN's 2022 ESPY Awards have been announced and Paralympian Oksana Masters, a graduate of Highland Middle School and Atherton High School, is tied with Golden State Warrior Steph Curry for most nominations for an individual athlete. Both Masters and Curry are nominated in three categories. Louisville golfer...
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Oksana Masters Is the First-Ever Paralympian to Score ‘Best Athlete’ ESPYS Nomination

After a record-breaking run in the Winter Games this past March, multisport athlete Oksana Masters is etching her name in yet another sports history book: This week, the skier, cyclist, and biathlete received an ESPYS nomination in the Best Athlete, Women’s Sports category, marking the first time a Paralympic athlete—male or female—got the nod in the Best Athlete field, as ESPN confirmed to SELF.
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ESPYS 2022 vote -- Steph Curry and Oksana Masters lead this year's nominations

The 2022 ESPYS presented by Capital One are finally here. It's time to help decide which of your favorite athletes will take home the show's biggest honors. Fresh off winning his fourth NBA championship, Steph Curry, 34, has been nominated for three of the show's biggest awards, including Best Athlete, Men's Sports; Best NBA Player; and Best Record-Breaking Performance. Paralympian Oksana Masters also earned three noms in women's sports categories: best athlete, best Olympian and best athlete with a disability.
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Oksana Masters was featured on HBO's Real Sports

Oksana Masters, the decorated Paralympic athlete that lives and trains here in Champaign-Urbana, was interviewed by Soledad O'Brien for Real Sports on HBO. Masters was born in Ukraine with severe physical defects due to radiation poisoning from the Chernobyl disaster, and was eventually adopted by Gay Masters, a Champaign native. She now competes in Nordic cross-country skiing, biathalon, rowing, and cycling, and has medaled in both the winter and summer paralympic games.
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Oksana Masters Is One Medal Away From Winter Paralympic Games History

As one of the most well-known Paralympians from Team USA, Oksana Masters is well on her way to etching her name in history: Her gold medal performance in the women’s individual sitting 12.5K biathlon in Beijing on March 11 put her one medal away from tying the record for the most hardware ever for an American Paralaympian at the Winter Games, according to NBC Sports.
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Gold Medalist Oksana Masters Says It's Been 'Difficult' to Compete in Winter Paralympics amid War in Ukraine

Oksana Masters is speaking candidly about competing at the 2022 Winter Paralympics amid the Russian invasion into Ukraine. The 32-year-old Paralympic athlete penned a moving post on Instagram Friday, where she detailed the guilt she feels about competing in the Beijing Games while her home country of Ukraine is under attack (Masters won the U.S. its first gold medal of the Games for her event, biathlon – women's 6 kilometres, sitting).

U.S. winter Paralympics star Oksana Masters wins 1st summer Games gold

American Oksana Masters won gold in the women’s time trial H4-5 hand-cycling event at the Tokyo Paralympic Games on Tuesday. Why it matters: She's the fourth U.S. woman, and sixth American overall, to win gold medals at the summer and winter Paralympics. The 32-year-old Ukraine-born athlete won eight Paralympic medals...
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Oksana Masters And Shawn Morelli Nab Gold On First Day Of Road Cycling

Oksana Masters competes during cycling road women’s H4-5 time trial at the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 at on Aug. 31, 2021 in Tokyo. Oksana Masters joined an exclusive club on Tuesday, becoming only the fourth U.S. woman and sixth American total, to win a gold medal at both the summer and winter Paralympic Games when she claimed the title in the Para-cycling road H4-5 time trial.