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Mancuso maintains Olympic mojo

Updated: February 11, 2014, 12:00 PM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | espnW.com

SOCHI, Russia -- Most Olympic athletes say they try to psych themselves into treating this grandest of competitions just like any other.

Julia Mancuso opens up the floodgates and lets it all in -- the scale, the glitz, the high stakes and high emotion. She ratchets up the expectations and the ante for herself. She packs a tiara for the medals ceremony.

It obviously works for her.

Mancuso had struggled through the early part of the World Cup season, and said she had to basically ...

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