Olena Iurkovska: a para-biathlete

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Since she began skiing at the age of 16, Iurkovska has quickly become one of the most accomplished nordic sit-skiers in the world. As Iurkovska is about to enter her fourth Paralympic Games, she will be looking to add to her Paralympic medal total that already stands at an impressive fifteen medals including five golds with four of them coming at the Turin 2006 Paralympic Winter Games.

In addition to her Paralympic success, Iurkovska has compiled eight IPC Nordic Skiing World Championship medals including four at the recent IPC Nordic Skiing Worlds in Sollefteå, Sweden. Iurkovska is not only talented with Nordic skiing. The Ukrainian skier also represented her country on the volleyball court at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games.

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