With all the focus in the Olympics on Lindsey Vonn, the real story is Julia Mancuso. Not only did she win Silver in the Super-Combined, she is only the 5th American woman to win 2 alpine medals in the same Games. The last Olympic woman to win 2 was in 1964. Her exuberance jumps out. When she won yesterday, she was thrilled. Today, Julia made her mark. She had trained her mind and body.
She is a real champion in sport and life. Her US Ski Team teammates and fans nicknamed her “Super Jules.” This nickname certainly alludes to her sunny and enthusiastic personality. This shines through when you see her cheering squad of tiara wearers, including mom, sisters, and friends. She’s a beach chick at heart. I see her motto as: Train hard, play hard.