Julia Mancuso bid farewell like only she could — with a tiara, cape and Wonder Woman suit.
The most decorated female U.S. Olympic skier with four medals announced Friday morning that today’s World Cup downhill in Cortina d’Ampezzo would be the last race of her career.
She raced Friday as her nickname — “Super Jules” — and coasted to the bottom 18 seconds slower than winner Sofia Goggia.
“I felt like the crazier I would dress, the less I would be emotional and cry,” Mancuso said, according to The Associated Press. “I had to pull out the super powers for today.”
Afterward, U.S. Ski Team members sprayed her with champagne and lifted her up in the finish corral.
Mancuso chose an appropriate venue for her last race.
She notched her first World Cup podium in Cortina in January 2006, then won the Olympic giant slalom in Sestriere, Italy, four weeks later.
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