Julia Mancuso is a plucky young woman from Reno who has skied in two winter Olympiads and has won several skiing championships.
She won gold medals in the women's downhill, giant slalom and combined events in the 2002 Junior World Ski Championships and captured the gold medal in the Super G (2003) and combined (2004) ski races in he same championship series.
At the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy, this proud Italian-American won the gold medal in the women's giant slalom, and at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, she won silver in the women's downhill and combined. These three medals have made Julia Mancuso the most decorated American female Alpine skier in Olympic history.
Here's Julia with one of her prizes from Vancouver. :-)