Julia Mancuso, along with teammates Stacey Cook and Lindsey Vonn, made history in the Lake Louise downhill snagging the first American podium sweep. (Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
Getting ready for ski season to kick off? So is Julia Mancuso, who is ready to start her comeback World Cup season after missing last season due to a hip injury. Mancuso sat down with espnW to share her playlist that is helping her get to the start gate.
Julia Mancuso – four-time Olympic medalist, five-time World Championships medalist and icon in the action sports community – answers questions about her desire for adventure, blogging, spirituality and more in Red Bull’s The Red Bulletin.
Olympian Julia Mancuso has teamed up with Spyder Active Sports for a giveaway of her favorite Spyder gear.
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has selected Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows as the proposed site of an Audi FIS Ski World Cup in 2017.
Olympic champion Julia Mancuso will undergo hip surgery Wednesday at The Steadman Clinic in Vail CO, which will keep her out of the World Cup circuit during the 2015-16 season.
Spyder teamed up with Julia Mancuso and GoPro to give away a jacket and a pair of pants and a GoPro Hero 4 Session. Enter before August 15, 2015 for a chance to win! #myspyderkit
Julia Mancuso sat down with us to answer questions about her World Cup career, her newfound love of backcountry skiing and, most importantly, her skiing future.
It's an action-packed weekend coming up in Europe, with Alice McKennis taking 16th in the Garmisch downhill training run and Lindsey Vonn seventh. Steven Nyman won his second training run in Kvitfjell and looks for another World Cup win on Saturday.
The weather finally lifted in Bansko, after a weekend of delays and cancelations due to heavy fog. In a sun-drenched, technically set super G, Lindsey Vonn grabbed third place. Podium regulars Anna Fenninger of Austria and Tina Maze of Slovenia went 1-2.
After two days of delays and canceled races, the race organizers at Bansko were determined to complete the Audi FIS Ski World Cup alpine combined. But the race was marred by tough snow and fog in the super G portion, which caused many racers trouble.
The speed races wrapped on Beaver Creek’s renowned Birds of Prey terrain and the World Champs focus switched to the technical events. Of the 116 women at the World Championships GS on Thursday, Mikaela Shiffrin took eighth and Lindsey Vonn was 14th.
Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn have both served as the team’s top-ranking female athletes. Thursday's World Champs GS will be the first time the public will see them compete head-to-head at the Championships.
During Tuesday’s World Champs nations team event, the Canadians stole the show with a silver medal, defeated by the indelible Austrians. The American team made it to the first two rounds, but was ousted in the quarterfinals, tying for fifth.
Tuesday afternoon is the nations team event—a duel paneled slalom at Vail, CO as a part of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. Athletes and organizers boast that it’s the most fun race of the two weeks, but what exactly is this team event?
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Julia Mancuso splits her time between Squaw Valley, Hawaii and hotel rooms across the globe. In between, she has captured more major championship medals than any other American woman with nine – four Olympic and five World Championship. As a four-event athlete from the beginning, Mancuso started World Cup racing and was a NorAm champion at 16, competed in the Olympics at 17, set a U.S. record for Junior World Championships medals before she was out of her teens, and then started her twenties by capturing two World Championships medals.
Before Sochi, Mancuso was already the most successful American woman in Olympic alpine skiing history. She decided to add to that legacy in Sochi with a stunning bronze medal in super combined to kick off the women’s racing at the Games. Her storied career now includes an Olympic medal in every color with gold in 2006 and a pair of silver medals from 2010, making her the only American woman to earn one of each. The flush also puts her in the company of long track speedskater Bonnie Blair and short track speedskater Apolo Ohno with medals in three straight Olympics.
The women's speed team opened the 2014/15 season with a bang, as Lindsey Vonn (1st), Stacey Cook (2nd) and Julia Mancuso (3rd) snagged the first-ever historic U.S. podium sweep in the Lake Louise downhill. However, the 2016 season saw Olympic champion Julia Mancuso sitting on the sidelines, as she underwent hip surgery. Mancuso plans to take a conservative approach to recovery that will set her up for success in Korea in 2018, "If I were to try to push through, get more treatments and try to ski this season, I would just be setting myself back towards the real goal, which is PyeongChang 2018." Mancuso is already freeskiing and looking forward to returning to training this summer with the Team.
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