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Five fun questions to get to know Julia Mancuso

Julia Mancuso

Five fun questions to get to know Julia Mancuso

She loves surfing and collecting shells 

Within your sport, who has been your greatest influence and why?

Lindsey Vonn and I grew up competing together since we were little girls. I think it pushed us both to always improve and move forward and never give up.

What is your earliest or favorite memory of watching the Olympics?

I grew up in Olympic Valley, so I had a lot of friends and family friends that were somehow involved in the Olympics. I remember going on a river trip with my grandparents [and] driving through Utah and we had stopped at a gas station where they sold pins for the upcoming [2002] Olympics. I had to have one, so my grandma bought me one and I kept it with me as a charm that I would make it to those Games.

What would constitute a perfect day for you?

Simple: The perfect day would be a nice, relaxing breakfast and surfing glassy waves all day.

Do you collect anything?

I collect shells because I love to dive for them and it’s like a long treasure hunt.

What advice would you give to a young student or child just starting out in your sport?

Have fun. Sports are fun, and you might be good at it but never take it too seriously.

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