Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) led Team USA once again Saturday, posting the best American finish in eighth at a rough and unforgiving super G, the final women’s speed event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Another difficult course set plus temperatures in the 40s yielded DNFs in seven of the first eight racers, but Austrian Anna Fenninger dialed it in for gold on the inconsistent course. The event will be featured on NBC’s primetime Olympic coverage Saturday at 8:00 p.m. EST and can be streamed in its entirety on NBCOlympics.com. The men try their luck at super G Sunday, the final alpine speed event of the 2014 Sochi Games.
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Julia states that “The course is very difficult as you can see, as well as the changing conditions. For my run, I think I watched too many people have bad runs and it got to me. The hardest thing for me to overcome – even though I am feeling good on my skis and got that first medal which was magical - I lack a little bit of confidence from not having good results in the start of the season”.