February 10

Julia Mancuso, Alpine downhill

The road to Sochi: U.S. Olympic hopefuls

Born: 1984

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Julia Mancuso, of the United States, smiles in the finish area after completing an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-g, in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. Mancuso finished in seventh place. (AP Photo/Armando Trovati)

The Associated Press

Hometown: Squaw Valley, Calif.

Event: Apline skiing

Sochi: Bronze medal in the women's super combined

Details: Mancuso has captured more major championship medals than any other American woman with eight – three Olympic (one gold and two silver medals) and five World Championship. She has been a member of the U.S. Ski Team for 14 years and was a member of the U.S. Olympic team in 2002, 2006 and 2010.

Personal website: www.juliamancuso.com

Twitter: @JuliaMancuso

 

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