Wind washes out super-G finals

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland, March 14 (UPI) -- Tina Maze of Slovenia was declared the women's super-G champion Thursday after strong winds in Switzerland cancelled the World Cup Finals racing in the event.

Austrian men excel at downhill practice

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland, March 12 (UPI) -- Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch and Hannes Reichelt of Austria turned in the fastest times in Tuesday's downhill training sessions for the World Cup Finals.

Anna Fenninger wins women's giant slalom

OFTERSCHWANG, Germany, March 9 (UPI) -- Anna Fenninger of Austria won her second World Cup giant slalom of the season Saturday with a 0.44 second win over Slovenian star Tina Maze.

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Austria's Fenniger wins women's super-G

GARSMICH-PARTINKERCHEN, Germany, March 3 (UPI) -- Anna Fenniger of Austria won Sunday's World Cup women's super-G race in Germany.

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Weirather wins super-G in Germany

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany, March 1 (UPI) -- Lichtenstein's Tina Weirather won the women's super-G in Germany Friday. Veterans Julia Mancuso of the United States and Tina Maze of Slovenia tied for second.

Maze captures women's super-combined

MERIBEL, France, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Tina Maze of Slovenia won the women's World Cup super-combined in France Sunday by nearly a full second over Austrian Nicole Hosp.

Spainiard wins tight women's downhill

MERIBEL, France, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Carolina Ruiz Castillo of Spain edged German star Maria Hoefl-Riesch in a very close women's World Cup downhill race in France Saturday.

Marion Rolland captures women's downhill

SCHLADMING, Australia, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Marion Rolland of France narrowly won the women's downhill at the Alpine World Championships in Austria Sunday.

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Hoefl-Riesch wins women's super-combined

SCHLAMDING, Austria, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany overcame a glitch in her downhill and roared back to win the women's super-combined at the Alpine World Championships in Austria.

Maze wins women's super-G worlds

SCHALDMING, Austria, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Tina Maze of Slovenia breezed to victory in the women's super-G, which kicked off the FIS World Ski Championships in Austria Tuesday.

Germany's Rebensburg wins ladies' super-G

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany battled tough conditions Sunday to win the women's World Cup super-giant slalom in snowy Cortina, Italy.

American Shiffrin wins women's slalom

FLACHAU, Austria, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin won her third World Cup race Tuesday in the women's slalom held under the lights in Flachau, Austria.
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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)

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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