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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]

Olena Iurkovska
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Iurkovska in 2010
Full nameOlena Yuriyivna Iurkovska
or Olena Yuriyivna Yurkovska
(see Romanization of Ukrainian)
Born (1983-09-27) 27 September 1983 (age 35)
Kolomyia, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Ukrainian) Юрковська Олена Юріївна[permanent dead link], who-is-Who.ua
  2. ^ a b Results for Olena Iurkovska from the International Paralympic Committee
  3. ^ "Athlete of the Month – Olena Iurkovska – March 2006". International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Retrieved January 10, 2011.
  4. ^ (in Ukrainian) Документ 287/2006, Verkhovna Rada (April 3, 2006)
  5. ^ VIKTOR YUSHCHENKO DECORATES PARALYMPIST OLENA YURKOVSKA WITH GOLDEN STAR ORDER, Ukrinform (April 6, 2006)