PHOTOS! Here again are hot pics of Julia Mancuso. Julia Mancuso pics heat up as Mancuso slams Lindsey Vonn as running a press popularity contest that is causing other athletes to not get attention.
And the dispute doesn’t end there. Vonn’s crashing in the Giant Slalom yesterday is not to blame for Mancuso unable to medal.
Before the Olympics, Mancuso slammed the press, and Vonn. “If you’re not paying attention to me, you’re just missing out”. Then to Sports Illustrated last weekend she said “People are having a hard time reaching their potential because it’s such a struggle for attention. You come to meetings after races, and it’s like it’s a bad day if Lindsey didn’t do well.”
Now Vonn’s crash that cost Mancuso a medal is being called by press yet another moment in a rivalry that has started between the two since kids.
Vonn said of her crashing and is affect on Mancuso:
“I feel terrible for Julia. I wanted to finish, I wanted to have a good run, and by no means did I want that to happen to Julia. With the course conditions deteriorating the way they were, it was really difficult for her to come down with a fast time. I really hope she can ski the way she’s been skiing and have a good second run.”
“I try to support Julia as much as I support all the other teammates. I’ve been racing with Julia since I was a little kid. Yes, we’re competitors, but I always support her. It definitely has hurt me that she has said some negative things about me.”
Even Lindsey’s husband Thomas got in on the remarks:
“It’s not like Lindsey slipped everybody $100 to write a story about her. She skied well coming in. When you ski well coming into an Olympics, you’re going to get more attention.”
Someone tell Thomas that Mancuso won silver in the women’s downhill on Tuesday and silver in the super-combined on Wednesday. She also won Gold in Turin.
“At 2006 Olympics at Turin, Italy, won gold in giant slalom, and finished 7th in downhill, 9th in combined and 11th in super-G; at 2002 Olympics at Salt Lake City, finished 13th in combined; set U.S. mark for Junior World Championships medals with eight before she was out of her teens, and started her 20s by capturing two World Championships medals and establishing record for most consecutive top-3 finishes at U.S. National Championships with 16; closed 2009 season with 10th U.S. Championship, tying Bode Miller for most all-time;
“Has made 260 World Cup starts, finishing on podium 19 times with four victories; has made 18 Europa Cup starts with one podium finish, 2nd in super-G in 2000; has 24 top-10 finishes at Nor-Am Cup with five wins, three in giant slalom; has five FIS Race victories, three in giant slalom and two in super-G; 2009 winter proved to be a challenge for Mancuso, who missed the World Cup podium for the first time since 2006 while dealing with a nagging back injury.”