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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 9, 2014.
By United Press International

Fenninger gives Austria gold medal in super-giant slalom

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Anna Fenninger of Austria survived a difficult course Saturday and added to an excellent season with an Olympic gold medal in the super-giant slalom.

Olympic Medal: Women's Super-G

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Anna Fenninger of Austria won the Olympic gold medal Saturday in the super-giant slalom.
Olympic Roundup: American disappointments accumulate

Olympic Roundup: American disappointments accumulate

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A snowboarder whose surgeries have far outnumbered her gold medals put some life back into an increasingly frustrating American Olympic effort Wednesday.
Two gold medals awarded in Olympic downhill

Two gold medals awarded in Olympic downhill

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Downhill skiers Tina Maze of Slovenia and Dominique Gisin of Switzerland produced the first gold medal tie Wednesday in the history of Olympic alpine skiing.

Olympic Medal: Women's Alpine Combined

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany won the Olympic gold medal Monday in the women's alpine combined.
Peter Dinklage narrates Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony segment for NBC

Peter Dinklage narrates Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony segment for NBC

Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Peter Dinklage lent his voice to NBC's opening segment for the Winter Olympics.
Kate Stanton
Julia Mancuso shows off toned physique, talks mental aspect of skiing

Julia Mancuso shows off toned physique, talks mental aspect of skiing

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Olympic skier Julia Mancuso shows off her toned body in a new spread for GQ magazine.
Veronica Linares
Bode Miller, Ted Ligety, Julia Mancuso named to U.S. ski team

Bode Miller, Ted Ligety, Julia Mancuso named to U.S. ski team

PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Five-time Olympic medalist Bode Miller highlighted a slate of 20 competitors chosen Sunday for the U.S. alpine skiing team for the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Tina Maze wins women's downhill under new coach

Tina Maze wins women's downhill under new coach

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Hiring a new coach earlier this month appeared to pay off for Slovenia's Tina Maze Saturday when she skied to victory in the women's downhill in Cortina, Italy.

Austrians take two podium spots in women's super-G

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Austrian veteran Elisabeth Goergl edged Maria Hoefl-Riesch by 4/100ths of a second Thursday to win the women's World Cup super-G at Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.

Austrians take top two spots in women's downhill

ALTENMARKT-ZAUCHENSEE, Austria, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Elisabeth Goergl and Anna Fenninger gave Austria the top two spots on the podium in Saturday's women's downhill.

Tessa Worley of France wins women's World Cup giant slalom

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Tessa Worley of France parlayed a solid first run into a comfortable win in the women's World Cup giant slalom at St. Moritz Sunday.

Tina Maze caps World Cup season with win

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland, March 17 (UPI) -- Tina Maze of Slovenia wrapped up her stellar Alpine season Sunday by rallying to win the women's giant slalom at the World Cup finals in Switzerland.

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Julia Mancuso
USA's Julia Mancuso skis at the women's World Cup alpine Giant Slalom in Aspen, Colorado on December 10, 2005. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)
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Julia Mancuso (born March 9, 1984 in Reno, Nevada) 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 (two silver and two bronzes) at the World Championships, although she has only won four races in regular World Cup competition. Her three Olympic medals are the most ever for a female American alpine skier.

Mancuso made her World Cup debut at Copper Mountain, Colorado, on November 20, 1999, at the age of 15. She scored her first World Cup points (top-30 finish in a race) during the 2001 season. While she 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.

Her World Cup results improved dramatically during the 2005 season, as she climbed to ninth place overall from 55th place in 2004. At the 2005 World Championships, she won bronze medals in both the super G and the giant slalom competitions. Her unexpected gold medal at the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics, coming when she had never finished higher than second in a World Cup race, launched her to stardom.

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