Julia Mancuso

Olympic medalist

Julia Mancuso (born 9 March 1984, Squaw Valley, California), is an American alpine skier who won a gold medal in the Giant Slalom race at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. She currently resides in Olympic Valley, California. She is the daughter of Ciro Mancuso.

At the Alpine World Ski Championships 2005 she was awarded bronze medals in both the Super G and Giant Slalom competitions. Mancuso has a record 9 medals from Junior World Championships competition including 5 golds.

After Mancuso's coach gave her a plastic tiara as a good-luck token in 2005, she wore it with no helmet during several races. Nicknamed "Super Jules" by fellow members of the U.S. Ski Team.