Oleksandra Kononova: a para-biathlete

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Oleksandra Kononova won the Best Games Debut at the Paralympic Sport Awards 2011. At the young age of 19, Ukraine's Oleksandra Kononova put on a stellar performance at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, winning gold medals in the 12.5km Standing Biathlon and 5km and Sprint Classic Cross-Country Skiing events. After a very promising season so far, she is one of the most prominent hopefuls of the Ukrainian biathlon team at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

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