Julia Mancuso

Alpine Skier
Born Mar 9, 1984

Julia Mancuso is an alpine ski racer with the U.S. Ski Team. She was the gold medalist in the giant slalom at the 2006 Winter Olympics and the silver medalist in both downhill and combined at the 2010 Winter Olympics. She has also won four medals at the World Championships and seven races in regular World Cup competition. Her three Olympic medals are the most ever for a female American alpine skier.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Julia Mancuso.


1984 Birth Born on March 9, 1984.
1992 8 Years Old Her parents divorced in 1992, and her mother Andrea (née Tuffanelli) said that Julia "took everything out on the slopes." … Read More


1999 15 Years Old Mancuso made her World Cup debut at the age of 15 at Copper Mountain, Colorado, on November 20, 1999. … Read More
2001 17 Years Old She scored her first World Cup points (top-30 finish) during the 2001 season.
2002 18 Years Old While Mancuso often struggled in World Cup races over the next few seasons, she enjoyed exceptional success at the Junior World Championships, winning a record eight medals, including five golds in 2002, 2003 and 2004.


2005 21 Years Old 1 More Event
Mancuso's World Cup results improved dramatically during the 2005 season, as she climbed to ninth place overall from 55th place in 2004.
2006 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Her gold medal at the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics was unexpected, as she had just three podiums (finishing events in the top three) that season, though all were within weeks of the Olympics. … Read More
By the start of the 2007 season, she was almost fully recovered.
2008 24 Years Old Following the 2008 season, Mancuso did not achieve a top-three finish in World Cup events for nearly two years due to back problems, so her silver medal in the women's downhill at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics was another surprise. … Read More
…  She wore her tiara following her silver medal run in the women's downhill and again at the medal ceremony at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
2011 27 Years Old On the first competition day at the 2011 World Championships in Garmisch, Germany, she once again proved her strength at big events by winning the silver medal in the super-G. … Read More
2013 29 Years Old 1 More Event
Over the three seasons through 2013, Mancuso was on the World Cup podium in at least 10 races, placing well in the season standings in varied events.


2014 30 Years Old 1 More Event
But she finished in the top 15 in only one of the several late-2013 events that launched the 2014 season, and decided to take a break from the World Cup circuit to refresh for the 2014 Olympics.
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