Sunday, March 16, 2014

Oksana Masters-The Rest of the Story


(fasterskier.com photo)

If you followed the winter Paralympics going on in Sochi these last couple of weeks, you know that sit-skier Oksana Masters won a silver in the 12k and a bronze in the 5k.  And you might know that before she was a skier, she was an Olympic pairs rower.  Coached by my friend Brad Lewis, himself a gold medal rower in the 1984 Olympics, she earned a bronze medal in the 2012 London Paralympics and was named 2012 female rower of the year, an honor that included able-bodied rowers.

But you might not know the amazing story of her life before she was a rower.  It's a powerful story of survival and triumph, and it's right here:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1205291/index.htm

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