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Stephanie Rice

Stephanie RiceSport: Swimming

Nation: Australia

DOB: June 17, 1988

Hometown: Brisbane

Career Highlights: Rice was one of the stars of the 2008 Olympics after winning three gold medals - each in world record time - in the 200 meter and 400 meter individual medleys, and the 4x200 meter freestyle relay. She took home the title of "Most Outstanding Female Athlete at the Bejing Olympics" and was Australia's flag-bearer at the closing ceremony. Rice burst onto the international stage at the age of 17 in 2006, when she won gold in the 200 and 400 individual medleys at the Commonwealth Games. After the Beijing Games, she captured a silver medal in the 200 individual medley at the 2009 world championships, slicing 1.42 seconds off her personal best time. One year later, Rice made a tearful apology for a homophobic slur she posted on Twitter. She tweeted the derogatory remark after Australia's last-minute win over South Africa in a rugby union test match, and it ultimately cost her an endorsement contract with luxury carmaker Jaguar.

Olympic History: 2008

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