Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) produced a true champion performance Monday, becoming the first American skier in history to win a medal in three straight Olympic Winter Games with her bronze in a tricky super combined event at the Rosa Khutor alpine center. Mancuso skied into the lead in the downhill portion and then ripped up the slalom that bumped nine skiers off course, finishing third behind gold winner Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany and silver winner Nicole Hosp of Austria. Mancuso and the women will be back to take on downhill on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Coverage of the women’s super combined event airs on NBC’s primetime Olympic feature Monday at 8:00 p.m. EST and can also be replayed in its entirety on NBCOlympics.com.
Julia Mancuso representing America in her stars and stripes! Photo: Instagram
Ladies WC Downhill training at Beaver Creek, CO. Photo: Grafton Smith