Are Julia Mancuso and Lindsey Vonn friends?

A former American World Cup alpine ski racer, Olympic gold winner, and podcast host, Julia Marie Mancuso was born on March 9, 1984. She won the giant slalom event at the Winter Olympics in 2006. She also won silver medals in the combined and downhill events in 2010 and bronze in the combined event in 2014.

Additionally, she has seven victories in regular World Cup competition as well as five medals (two silver and three bronze) at the World Championships. She has won four Olympic medals, which is a record for an American woman in alpine skiing.

Are Julia Mancuso and Lindsey Vonn friends?

According to The Big Lead, the media is fervently trying to convince people that Julia Mancuso despises Lindsey Vonn. Who doesn’t enjoy a nice skirmish between two attractive Olympians? The problem is that Vonn and Mancuso both claim to get along well.

It appears that the “‘feud’ between skiing’s golden girls” was really a “well-crafted” ploy to “redirect the Olympic limelight” away from figure skating and hockey, and towards skiing.

The anxiety was genuine, yet it was short-lived: According to Andy Friedlander in The Dallas Morning News, there was a brief moment when it appeared that the “uneasy relationship” between Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso would “break into all-out conflict.”

Then, however, Mancuso learned that her buddy, extreme skier C.R. Johnson, had perished in a skiing accident while she was caught up in the “dizzying maelstrom” of the Olympics. The incident served as a sobering lesson that fame isn’t what matters, coupled with her outstanding haul of two silver medals.