December 19, 2014
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - Squaw Valley's Julia Mancuso won the bronze medal during the Super-Combined race on Monday at the Winter Olympics.
Mancuso took first place in the downhill portion of the event to get into position for her fourth career Olympic medal. That's tied for the second-most of any American woman in Olympic history, and two shy of the record-holder Bonny Blair.
Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch won the event, her second straight Olympic super-combined title. Her two-run time of 2 minutes, 34.62 seconds was 0.40 seconds faster than silver medalist Nicole Hosp of Austria.
Mancuso was 0.53 second behind Hoefl-Riesch. She won the silver medal in the event at the 2010 Winter Games.
She also becomes the third American athlete to ever medal in three straight Olympic games.