Name: Julia Mancuso
Date of Birth: March 9, 1984
Place of Birth: Reno, Nevada
Sibling: April & Sara
Parent: Ciro Mancuso, Andrea
Education At: Winter Sports School
Profession: Ski Racer
World Cup Debut Date: November 20, 1999
Club: Squaw Valley Ski team
Marital Status: Unmarried
Height: 5 feet and 6 inches
Julia Mancuso originally called Julia Marie Mancuso is an American world famous ski racer. Mancuso is regarded by many to be one of the finest American Alpine ski racers. In the 2006 winter Olympics, she collected gold medal and again in 2010 Olympics games she became the recipient of two silver medals. Being a multiple medal winner, Julia’s reputation endures as a first female American alpine skier with highest Olympic medals. On March 9, 1984, Mancuso was born as a second child in her family who grew up in Reno, Nevada. Mancuso belongs to Italian ancestry. Her older sister is April and Sara is the name of her younger sister.
Sadly, her childhood days were depressing because her father was a convicted criminal who operated $140 million worth marijuana-smuggling. As a consequence, her mother, Andrea split up with her husband in 1992. This situation became the sources of her childhood anguish; however the young girl found athletics as a means to sublimate her frustration. At her tender age of 8, she developed a basic talent taking a part in local races. In 2000, Mancuso finished her high school graduation from the Winter Sports School, which is located in Park City, Utah. She made a professional start of her ski career in November 1999. While making her professional debut in the world cup, Mancuso was only 15 years old. For the 2002 winter Games, she succeeded to secure her place in the U.S Olympic ski team. Having been recruited to play for Junior World Championships, she got to the top winning five gold and three bronze medals.
She became more familiar with her ski career in 2005 when she racked up a bronze medal in the giant slalom and super G competition in Bormio, Italy. In 2006 winter Olympics held in Turin, Italy, All across the globe Mancuso started being known as one of the great skier in the United States. Demonstrating the spirit of a winner, she became the gold medalist in the giant slalom. At the medal ceremony, Mancuso had on her tiara and later also had her helmet painted.
During the off season, she had to undergo through arthroscopic surgery. Soon after her recovery, Mancuso made a comeback in the national team in August. Ultimately, she secured third place at the end of the season for the 2007 world cup. Indeed, it has been the finest finish of an American woman ski racer since Tamara McKinney in 1984 until both of them were overshadowed by Lindsay Vonn. During the 2007 season, Mancuso held a second place for both downhill and combined. She could not give her best as she was suffering from hip and back pain. Back in March 2011, Mancuso once again got her big break winning downhill gold, she went on to claim first international title in four years. Mancuso with her elite skill has become the first American lady skier to have won three Olympic medals in alpine racing.
The golden girl has established herself as one of the respected sport personality. But beyond her sport career, Mancuso is also known for her social life, especially for her four years long dating with her boyfriend Aksel Lund Svindal. The couple had a great relationship, but failed to intersect the line of dating to marriage. Describing more, Julia is a charming blonde with five feet and six inches height. She is one of the hot female athletes whose beautiful bikini body can heat up the sport fan’s emotion. The ski racer loves practicing Yoga and surfing, but to her fan’s surprise, she does not pilates in bare feet. This Olympic skier loves flaunting her ski boots.
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