Julia Mancuso is the most decorated American female alpine skier with a total of four Olympic medals, and is now the only American woman to win a medal of every color in alpine skiing. (Getty Images/Alexander Hassenstein)
Lindsey Vonn will take her 64th Audi FIS Ski World Cup to Vail, winning the St. Moritz super G in the final women's event before the World Championships open next week.
Laurenne Ross led the USA in 12th at the final Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill before the World Championships.
Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) put down a near flawless super G run Monday to win her 63rd Audi FIS Ski World Cup and etch her name into the record books as the winningest women's World Cup racer ever.
Lindsey Vonn etched her name into the history books of her sport, winning her 62nd career Audi FIS Ski World Cup in the Cortina downhill.
Mother nature won again Saturday, dumping heavy snow on the Dolomites and forcing cancelation of the scheduled Audi FIS Ski World Cup for the women.
Laurenne Ross just missed the podium, starting first and finishing fourth in the first of two Cortina downhills. Julia Mancuso was eighth, Lindsey Vonn tenth.
The women’s speed team looked strong in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, with Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso going 1-2 in the first and only downhill training run.
For the second day in a row, high winds wreaked havoc on the Bad Kleinkirchheim venue forcing cancelation of the women's super G after 11 racers.
Battling some bad luck this week, the ladies are ready to attack Bad Kleinkirchheim, with Lindsey Vonn hungry for her 62nd win to tie the all-time World Cup win record.
WATCH: Women Train on Raptor
The U.S. Ski Team ladies headed to the Raptor course to get ready for February's 2015 FIS World Championships at Vail/Beaver Creek.
Julia Mancuso led the USA in sixth in a Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G at Val d'Isere. Lindsey Vonn crashed, putting a record 62nd World Cup win on hold for now.
Lindsey Vonn won her 61st career Audi FIS Ski World Cup Saturday in the Val d'Isere downhill, placing her just one win away from matching the all-time record of 62.
After a disappointing 2013-14 World Cup season for the women, the athletes had a thrilling few days at Lake Louise last week. So what does this mean for their upcoming season with the World Championships on home soil?
Lindsey Vonn skied an aggressive run and, despite mistakes, came home in second in the opening Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G in Lake Louise
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Julia Mancuso splits her time between Squaw Valley, Hawaii and hotel rooms across the globe. In between, she has captured more major championship medals than any other American woman with nine – four Olympic and five World Championship. As a four-event athlete from the beginning, Mancuso started World Cup racing and was a NorAm champion at 16, competed in the Olympics at 17, set a U.S. record for Junior World Championships medals before she was out of her teens, and then started her twenties by capturing two World Championships medals.
Before Sochi, Mancuso was already the most successful American woman in Olympic alpine skiing history. She decided to add to that legacy in Sochi with a stunning bronze medal in super combined to kick off the women’s racing at the Games. Her storied career now includes an Olympic medal in every color with gold in 2006 and a pair of silver medals from 2010, making her the only American woman to earn one of each. The flush also puts her in the company of long track speedskater Bonnie Blair and short track speedskater Apolo Ohno with medals in three straight Olympics.
Post Sochi, Mancuso returned to the World Cup with solid results to close the 2014 season. Then, while most opted for rest and relaxation after a long season, Mancuso headed straight to Sweden to start equipment testing with Head. True champions are always looking ahead.
I was just kind of amazed. As you know, it’s been a really tough season for me, and I’ve always just had that real belief that I can do it. So putting out these beliefs that I can come out here and have a medal and everyone being a little skeptical and just knowing in my heart that I can do it was kind of like crossing the finish line saying, ‘See it works! Believing in yourself works!
I just love being at the Olympics. It’s so much fun and I get really energized. It was just a perfect example of what I always think: anything is possible at the Olympics, you can never count anyone out and you always have to just do your best.
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