Oksana Masters has once again been named in the US Paralympics Nordic Skiing National Team after her perfect 2015-16 campaign.
The 26-year-old Ukraine born athlete was a certainty for the 2016-17 squad after going through last season undefeated in sprint, middle and long distance races to claim her second consecutive overall World Cup globe in the women’s sitting category.
Masters won a 12km sitting silver medal at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and also boasts a summer medal in rowing from London 2012, when she clinched bronze in the trunk and arms mixed double sculls.
She is one of two athletes to be named by the United States in their A squad for the new season, alongside another sit skier Andy Soule.
Thirty-six-year-old Soule also boasts a Paralympic medal after winning pursuit bronze at Vancouver 2010.
Five other skiers have also been named across the American B and development teams.
Visually impaired Paralympian Jake Adicoff is the sole skier in the B team, with sit-skiers Sean Halsted and Bryan Price, who are also Paralympians, named in the development squad.
Women's sit skier Joy Rondeau and visually impaired athlete Mia Zutter are the other two to be named in the development ranks.
“The high quality of our national team this season is very encouraging,” said Paralympic Nordic Skiing head coach Eileen Carey.
“All of our athletes have shown themselves to be competitive as they continually challenge for medals on the international stage.”