Olena Iurkovska

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Olena Iurkovska
Paralympic XC ski sitting.JPG
Iurkovska in 2010
Full name Olena Yuriyivna Iurkovska
or Olena Yuriyivna Yurkovska
(see Romanization of Ukrainian)
Born (1983-09-27) 27 September 1983 (age 33)
Kolomyia, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union

Olena Yuriyivna Iurkovska (Ukrainian: Олена Юріївна Юрковська, born 27 September 1983)[1] is a cross-country skier and biathlete from Ukraine, and a five time Paralympic Champion. She has competed at every Winter Paralympic Games since 2002, winning a total of five gold, five silver, and five bronze medals up to 2010.[2] She also competed at the 2004 Summer Paralympics, as a member of the Ukrainian volleyball team.[2][3]

Iurkovska was awarded the title Hero of Ukraine in April 2006.[4][5] She won the Whang Youn Dai Achievement Award in 2006.