Julia Mancuso
Alpine skier
Julia Mancuso
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.
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Julia Mancuso healing after hip surgery
Yahoo News - over 1 year
COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) — American skier Julia Mancuso went in for a simple hip surgery — if there is such a thing — and 5 1/2 hours later had one that was completely overhauled.
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Pushing Their Limits: 4 Pro-Athletes Talk Beauty & Power
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
Bobbi Brown I am a huge fan of athletes. I am so inspired by their power, determination, and passion, along with unbreakable confidence in who they are and what they do. Four fierce, dynamic and daring female athletes who leave me in awe are American World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic Gold Medalist Julia Mancuso; three-time Olympian and seven-time X Games Medalist, snowboarder Hannah Teter; World Surf League (WSL) Longboard Champion and professional surfer Kelia Moniz; and world record BASE jumper Roberta Mancino.
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Colorado Welcomes You to the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Here in the Centennial State, we love World Cup racing. Every year, Colorado hosts the only World Cup races in the U.S., usually at Aspen for the women, and Beaver Creek for the men. And this winter, it gets even better with the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships coming to Vail and Beaver Creek. This is the third time these resorts have hosted the event (the other two being 1989 and 1999), since the Championship format was introduced at Portillo, Chile in 1966. PHOTO: Jesse Star & Beaver Creek Resort #Vail2015 The 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships begin on February 2 and run through February 15. Over 700 professional skiers from 70 countries will participate in Mens' and Ladies' Downhill, Super G, Giant Slalom, Slalom and Alpine Combined events. Worldwide, organizers estimate more than 750 million viewers will tune in to watch the action. You could do that, or you can come to Colorado and see the races live. What's Going On The first week of the Champion ...
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Mancuso "happy to make it to the finish," but doesn't medal - CBS News
Google News - about 3 years
Times of India Mancuso "happy to make it to the finish," but doesn't medal CBS News U.S. skier Julia Mancuso reacts as she arrives in the finish area after the Women's Alpine Skiing Super-G at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics Feb. 15, 2014. AFP/Getty Images. Shares. Tweets; Stumble. Email; More +. Alpine skiing: Austrian coach sets super-G course, Austrians win medalsReuters Mancuso eighth for struggling US ski teamWashington Post Austrian Skier, Swedish Relay Team Win Olympic GoldsVoice of America San Jose Mercury News -Business Recorder all 149 news articles »
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American Stars Struggling In Sochi Olympics' Early Days
Huffington Post Sports - about 3 years
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — What a stunning sight: Shani Davis gliding around the speedskating oval, head down in defeat, staring glumly at the ice. For the U.S. Olympic team, it's becoming more and more common. One after another, some of the biggest American stars have wiped out in sunny Sochi. From Bode Miller and Julia Mancuso to Shaun White and Sarah Hendrickson, this is hardly shaping up as an Olympics to remember for the U.S. team. Davis was just the latest to falter, finishing eighth Wednesday in the 1,000 meters, a race he won at the last two Winter Games. He was hoping to become the first male speedskater to pull off a three-peat. He didn't come close, fading badly after a quicker-than-expected start. "I have to live with this for the rest of my life," Davis said. "I can't let it get me down, because I have other races to skate, but I'm pretty sad about it." He's got plenty of company. Miller faltered in the men's downhill. Mancuso, after getting a surprise bronze in the ...
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Tina Maze, Dominique Gisin Tie For Gold In Women's Downhill
Huffington Post - about 3 years
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — In a rare tie in Alpine skiing, Tina Maze of Slovenia and Dominique Gisin of Switzerland both won Olympic gold Wednesday in the women's downhill. The pair sped down the Rosa Khutor course in 1 minute, 41.57 seconds. Lara Gut of Switzerland was 0.10 behind in third. Wearing bib No. 21, Maze had started 30 minutes after No. 8 Gisin as temperatures approached 50 degrees (10 C). Maze led Gisin at each time split and speed check but then appeared to be slowed by softening snow on the final slope. Still, Maze stretched both arms overhead and threw her race goggles in the air after seeing that she shared the lead. It's the best result in a difficult season for the Slovene, who has struggled to match her exceptional 2013 campaign. Though Maze won two silvers at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, Gisin earned her first major medal at the age of 28. Gisin, who last won a downhill race in January 2009, came out of the leader's box and into the finish area to h ...
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Olympians Mancuso, Bleiler, Knight share Rdio playlists
USA Today - about 3 years
Skier Julia Mancuso digs Lorde, snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler blasts Avicii
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Sochi Olympics: Julia Mancuso displays her Gamesmanship, wins bronze
LATimes - about 3 years
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Julie Mancuso of U.S. wins bronze in super-combined at Sochi
CBS News - about 3 years
Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch takes gold; U.S. women advance to hockey semi-finals
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Hoefl-Riesch repeats in combined, Mancuso takes bronze
Fox News - about 3 years
Krasnaya Polyana, Russia (SportsNetwork.com) - Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch successfully defended her gold medal in the women's super combined Monday at the Sochi Olympics, while Julia Mancuso claimed bronze for the United States.Hoefl-Riesch was fifth after the downhill at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center but made up the deficit in the slalom
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Julia Mancuso
    TWENTIES
  • 2014
    Age 29
    Mancuso's strategy worked, as she won her fourth Olympic medal, a bronze, in the women's super combined at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, after placing first in the downhill section.
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    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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  • 2013
    Age 28
    She dated Norwegian alpine skier Aksel Lund Svindal for four years, until they decided to go their separate ways in September 2013.
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    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.
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  • 2011
    Age 26
    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.
    More Details Hide Details A month later she won her first World Cup race in over four years, a victory in the downhill at the World Cup finals in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. Since this was a few days after a terrible earthquake and tsunami in Japan, she launched a fundraiser by pledging half her race earnings of the World Cup finals to the skiershelpingjapan.com campaign website.
  • 2010
    Age 25
    During the 2010 Winter Olympics, VISA featured Mancuso in an animated story describing how as a child she had drawn a picture of herself as a gold medalist, and closing with a photograph of her after winning the gold medal in 2006.
    More Details Hide Details She also starred in a commercial for 24 Hour Fitness called 'Reach Your Potential', directed by Brent Roske. In 2012, Mancuso appeared in the GoPro Hero3 video promotion. Of Italian descent, Mancuso was born in Reno, Nevada, and grew up in the nearby Lake Tahoe area as the middle of three sisters, between older sister April and younger sister Sara. Her father, Ciro Mancuso, was arrested at the family home when Julia was five years old, and was later convicted of running a $140 million marijuana smuggling operation.
    She switched to Völkl skis and Marker bindings following the 2010 season; she was previously with Rossignol.
    More Details Hide Details Mancuso changed equipment suppliers after the 2012 season and now uses Head skis, boots, and bindings.
    In 2010, Mancuso launched her own lingerie line named Kiss My Tiara.
    More Details Hide Details Mancuso also models lingerie and has been memorably quoted as saying, "I think underwear is my calling. You can be feminine and fast." In December 2006, Lange ski boots announced that Mancuso would be the first-ever "Lange Girl Athlete", and be the subject of posters, images, and an "ongoing effort to showcase exceptional women ski athletes who are also attractive and inspiring".
    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.
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  • 2008
    Age 23
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The very next day, she won another silver in the women's super combined, an event that incorporates both a downhill and a slalom run. However, while Mancuso was trying to defend her title in giant slalom, Lindsey Vonn crashed after Mancuso, the next skier, had started, forcing Mancuso's run to be stopped just before she reached Vonn's crash. Forced to restart from the back of the pack, Mancuso only managed an 18th-place first run, and her strong second run only brought her up to eighth overall.
  • 2007
    Age 22
    After finishing on the podium in three consecutive races (2nd, 1st, 3rd) in Tarvisio, Italy, on March 2–4, 2007, she was tied for the overall World Cup lead.
    More Details Hide Details She eventually finished the season in third place overall, the best finish by an American woman since Tamara McKinney in 1984, until Lindsey Vonn won the overall title in 2008. Mancuso finished in second place in the 2007 season standings for both downhill and combined.
    At the 2007 World Championships in Åre, Sweden, she won a silver medal in the super combined.
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    Although she started off slowly, with a number of disappointing results in the first few weeks as she worked back into race shape, the 2007 season would turn out to be Mancuso's breakout year on the World Cup circuit.
    More Details Hide Details She won her first World Cup race on December 19, 2006, a downhill in Val-d'Isère, France, and then took second in another downhill the next day. She went on to win three more races during the season; a super-G, a super combined, and another downhill.
    By the start of the 2007 season, she was almost fully recovered.
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  • 2006
    Age 21
    Mancuso won the race despite ongoing pain in her right knee, which was finally traced to hip dysplasia. She would finish the 2006 season in eighth place, including podium finishes in three races, although she could sometimes barely walk by season's end.
    More Details Hide Details At the start of the off-season, Mancuso endured arthroscopic surgery on her right hip to remove an inch-long bone spur on the ball of the joint. After several months off skis, she resumed training with the U.S. team in August, at their summer ski camp in South America.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Only one of those podiums was in giant slalom, a third place in the final GS race before the Olympics.
  • 2005
    Age 20
    At the 2005 World Championships, she won bronze medals in both the super-G and the giant slalom competitions.
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    Mancuso's World Cup results improved dramatically during the 2005 season, as she climbed to ninth place overall from 55th place in 2004.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2002
    Age 17
    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.
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  • 2001
    Age 16
    She scored her first World Cup points (top-30 finish) during the 2001 season.
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  • 1999
    Age 14
    Mancuso made her World Cup debut at the age of 15 at Copper Mountain, Colorado, on November 20, 1999.
    More Details Hide Details Scouted by Patrick Rooney, he knew he had a gem.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1992
    Age 7
    Her parents divorced in 1992, and her mother Andrea (née Tuffanelli) said that Julia "took everything out on the slopes."
    More Details Hide Details After his release from prison in 2000, Julia and her father became close. Ciro's sentence was greatly reduced because of his cooperation with the government in cases against other alleged organization members and Mancuso's lawyer Patrick Hallinan. As a result of his assistance to the government, Ciro Mancuso was allowed to keep $5 million in proceeds from his trafficking business. Mancuso graduated from The Winter Sports School in Park City, Utah, in 2000 and resides in Olympic Valley, California.
  • 1984
    Born
    Born on March 9, 1984.
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