Stephanie Rice
Australian swimmer, Olympic gold medallist
Stephanie Rice
Stephanie Louise Rice OAM is an Australian swimmer. She won three gold medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Rice is trained by Michael Bohl from the St Peters Western Swimming Club in Brisbane. She was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia on 26 January 2009.
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Rice wins Celebrity Apprentice
Byron Shire News - almost 4 years
VICTORY on Celebrity Apprentice sees Stephanie Rice put her swimming career on hold for business.     
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Dan_Weiss: Toward a New Olympic Games: Anything Goes in Rio
Huffington Post Sports - over 4 years
Ben Johnson, Marion Jones, Tyler Hamilton... a few names drawn from an extensive list of Olympic winners who doped their way to the top of the medal stand. The latest scandal may be imported from China. Swimmer Ye Shiwen swam the last lap of her 400m IM in 28.93 seconds, a faster 50 than American gold medal winner Ryan Lochte posted in the men's race. Her overall time was 4:28.43, breaking the previous world record set by Australia's Stephanie Rice at the 2008 Beijing Games wearing a now-banned bodysuit that reduced her body mass to the size of a strawberry twizzler. The previously unheralded 16-year-old Shiwen also set an Olympic record in the 200m race, all while standing a mere 5'7" and weighing a scant 141 pounds (for the record, Lochte is 6'2", 194lbs). Chinese officials have bristled at allegations of doping, countering that Michael Phelps never came under similar scrutiny after winning eight gold medals in Beijing. Fair enough, Phelps did break records spanning over ...
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Chinese Swimmer Ye Deemed Clean - Lifestyle
Business Review Australia - over 4 years
Perhaps she is part fish, but there is certainly one thing that 16-year-old Chinese swimming prodigy Ye Shiwen is not: a doper. FINA, the world governing body of swimming, has confirmed that Ye has passed four separate drug tests over the past 12 months and said there is “no factual basis” to the rumour that she was taking performance enhancing drugs, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. "Following recent comments reported in the media, FINA would like to clearly state that there is no factual basis to support this kind of insinuations related to the performances of the Chinese swimmer, Shiwen Ye," the statement read. "This athlete has fulfilled all of the FINA Doping Control obligations, having been tested on four occasions in the last twelve months, including twice before the Chinese Olympic Trials in 2012." SEE RELATED STORIES FROM THE WDM CONTENT NETWORK: The Price of Olympic Gold 'The Missile' Misfires: Aussies Lose 4x100 Free Relay Lond ...
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US wins first gold; Phelps finishes 4th
Blue Ridge Now - over 4 years
LONDON (AP) — Ryan Lochte turned his much-anticipated duel with Michael Phelps into a blowout, pulling away to win the Olympic 400-meter individual medley by more than 3 seconds Saturday night. Even more stunning: Phelps didn't win any medal at all. After barely qualifying for the evening final in a performance that hinted at trouble ahead, Phelps struggled to a fourth-place finish and was denied his 17th career Olympic medal. When it was done, he could barely pull himself out of the pool. "It was just a crappy race," Phelps said. "I felt fine the first 200, then I don't know. They just swam a better race than me, a smarter race than me, and were better prepared than me. That's why they're on the medal stand." Lochte took the gold with a time of 4 minutes, 5.18 seconds. Brazil's Thiago Pereira (4:08.86) settled for silver, while Japan's Kosuke Hagino (4:08.94) claimed the bronze — beating Phelps by a fairly comfortable 34-hundredths of a second for the last spot on the podium. ...
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Aussie swimmer Rice faces tougher Olympics
Yahoo News - over 4 years
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) -- In 2008, Stephanie Rice went to the Beijing Games with plenty of pool credibility and left with two individual medley golds.
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Rice, Kitajima lose at Santa Clara Grand Prix
USA Today - almost 5 years
Caitlin Leverenz held off Olympic champion Stephanie Rice to win the 200-meter individual medley at the Santa Clara Grand Prix.
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Rice, Jones in Aussie swim team for US warm-up
Yahoo News - almost 5 years
Triple Olympic gold medallist Stephanie Rice will spearhead an Australian contingent at the Santa Clara International Grand Prix in California next week ahead of the London Olympics, according to Swimming Australia.
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Cagey Stephanie Rice sitting pretty after morning heat
Brisbane Times - about 5 years
She has had nagging shoulder problems since surgery last December, needed to modify her training to compensate for the injury as a result, and even last month you sensed even <a class="fplink fp-257195" href="/Stephanie+Rice+1">Stephanie Rice</a> was frustrated and unsure what might happen here at the Olympic selection trials.
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Its finally splitsville for Stephanie Rice and Quade Cooper
Daily India - over 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-257195" href="/stephanie+rice">Stephanie Rice</a> and <a class="fplink fp-651616" href="/quade+cooper">Quade Cooper</a> have officially announced their break up.
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York College opens season with 3-0 volleyball romp - York Daily Record
Google News - over 5 years
Stephanie Rice had a chance to tie the score for York with six minutes left in the half, but her header sailed wide of the net. Sarah Gibbons scored off a Parker corner 6:14 into the second half for the Royals. Russo connected for her second goal seven
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County advances baseball proposal, sets hearing on admissions tax - The Columbian
Google News - over 5 years
Clark County will have a public hearing on a countywide admissions tax, a confirmation that a proposal to bring the Yakima Bears to Vancouver keeps moving forward. The hearing will be part of the commissioners&#39; regular weekly meeting,
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Elaine J. Jucewicz - phillyBurbs.com
Google News - over 5 years
... her sons, Michael F. Sr. of Quakertown and Francis A. Jr. of Riegelsville; her brother, Robert Grove of York; and her grandchildren, Michelle Kozlusky, Stephanie Rice, Michael Jr., Jeremy, Madalyn, Amanda Kurtz, Brian Kurtz, and Lauren Kurtz
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Issue of biomass plant will get a public hearing - The Columbian
Google News - over 5 years
A date has been set for a hearing on Clark County&#39;s controversial idea to build a biomass plant in downtown Vancouver. The hearing will be 6 pm Sept. 28 at Vancouver City Hall, 415 W. Sixth St., in the council chambers
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State's still mum on casino lawsuit - The Columbian
Google News - over 5 years
Clark County has asked the state to intervene in its lawsuit against the federal government over the decision to allow the Cowlitz Indian Tribe to establish a reservation and build a casino near La Center
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Clark College likes baseball, won't pay for stadium - The Columbian
Google News - over 5 years
Under the proposal to bring the Class A Yakima Bears to Vancouver, Clark College has pledged to lease the land for a stadium to the team at no cost and allow use of the school&#39;s parking lots; the land and parking would be worth
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London 2012 Olympics: Hannah Miley aiming for gold - Daily Mail
Google News - over 5 years
Miley grabbed silver in the 400m individual medley in Shanghai last month, finishing ahead of the Olympic champion Stephanie Rice, but behind American Elizabeth Beisel. And she said: &#39;The World Championships are the next closest event to the Olympics,
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Swimsuit models defy gloom - Sydney Morning Herald
Google News - over 5 years
The change of location did not seem to bother VIP guests, including Quade Cooper and Stephanie Rice who arrived just in time to see the new season collections from leading swimwear designers take to the runway. Quade Cooper and Stephanie Rice attend
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Oakland Preschooler Molested By Classmate, Family Says - Huffington Post
Google News - over 5 years
The parents of a 6-year-old Oakland Unified School District student are claiming that poor supervision in a preschool class resulted in their daughter being molested by a classmate. In a lawsuit filed on behalf of the girl in Alameda
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Stephanie Rice
    TWENTIES
  • 2014
    Age 25
    The London Olympics was her last stop as a swimmer and she eventually announced her retirement in April 2014.
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    On 9 April 2014, she confirmed her retirement.
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  • 2013
    Age 24
    In 2013, Rice won season 3 of The Celebrity Apprentice Australia.
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  • 2010
    Age 21
    In September 2010, Rice came under fire when she made a homophobic comment on Twitter, relating to a Rugby Union match in which the Australian Wallabies defeated the South African Springboks.
    More Details Hide Details Rice's Twitter message said "Suck on that faggots! ". Rice later removed the remark and apologised for it.
  • 2009
    Age 20
    Rice had a personal best of 2:07:03 in the 200 m individual medley achieved at the World Aquatic championships, Rome in 2009 and a personal best of 4:29:45 in the 400 m individual medley achieved during her gold winning effort at the Summer Olympics 2008.
    More Details Hide Details Rice attended Clayfield College in her high school years in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2008
    Age 19
    Her second gold medal of 2008 Games came on 13 August in the 200-metre individual medley with a new world record time of 2:08.45.
    More Details Hide Details Rice prevailed after being neck and neck with Coventry throughout the last 50 metres, who once again followed Rice to beat the old world record. On 14 August she won her third gold medal as part of the 4×200-metre freestyle relay team. She led off the team and Australia was in second place at the end of her leg. Rice began the meet with a solid performance in the 200-metre individual medley. Despite losing her world record, she sliced 1.42 seconds off her personal best time while capturing a silver medal. Experimenting with the 200-metre freestyle did not end well as she failed to make the final. With the absence of Linda Mackenzie, Kylie Palmer and Meagan Nay, the team was never in medal contention, finishing 5th. Rice retained her 400-metre individual medley record however finished with a bronze in the final. She was awarded a silver medal for her contributions in the medley relay heats.
    At the 2008 Australian Olympic trials, Rice broke the world record in both the 400- and 200-metre individual medleys.
    More Details Hide Details In the 400-metre individual medley, she clocked 4:31.46, 1.43 seconds below American Katie Hoff's mark of 4:32.89. (Hoff retook the world record at the U.S. Olympic Trials on 29 June 2008, with a time of 4:31.12). In the 200-metre, she clocked 2:08.92 seconds, taking almost a second off the previous record held by China's Wu Yanyan. In Beijing, Rice won three gold medals (each in world record time) in the 200- and 400-metre individual medley events and in the 4×200-metre freestyle relay. In winning the 400-metre individual medley, Rice won her first Olympic medal, Australia's first gold medal of the games and their 400th Summer Olympic medal. Recording a time of 4:29.45, she reclaimed the world record from Hoff, bettering the mark by 1.67 seconds, and became the first woman to break the 4:30 mark in the event. (Kirsty Coventry also went under 4:30 in taking the silver.)
  • 2007
    Age 18
    At the 2007 Japanese Open Championships, Rice won silver behind Zimbabwean champion Kirsty Coventry in the 400-metre individual medley.
    More Details Hide Details In doing so, she smashed her personal best time by 3.61 seconds, cracking the 4:40 barrier and setting a new Australian and Commonwealth record of 4:37.18.
    Rice set a new personal best time of 4:40.79 in the 400-metre individual medley at an Italian meet in June 2007, edging closer to the 4:40 barrier in the event.
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    At the 2007 Japanese Open Championships, Rice smashed her personal best time in the 400m individual medley and finally cracked the 4:40 barrier.
    More Details Hide Details In placing second to Zimbabwean champion Kirsty Coventry, Rice set a new Australian and Commonwealth record of 4:37.18, a personal best by 3.61 sec. At the 2008 Australian Olympic trials, Rice broke the world record in the 400-metre individual medley. Rice stopped the clock at 4 minutes 31.46 seconds, 1.43 seconds under American Katie Hoff's mark of 4:32.89. On 29 June 2008, at the U.S. Olympic Trials, Hoff regained the world record from Rice with a time of 4:31.12. Rice claimed her second world record of the meet, when she broke the 200-metre individual medley world record, clocking 2 minutes 8.92 seconds to slash almost a full second off the previous record held by China's Wu Yanyan. At the Beijing Olympic Games, Rice received her first-ever Olympic medal, Australia's first gold medal of the games and its 400th summer Olympic medal, winning the 400-metre individual medley in a time of 4 minutes 29.45 seconds. In the process she reclaimed the world record from Hoff bettering the mark by 1.67 seconds, thus becoming the first woman to break the 4:30 in the event, (Kirsty Coventry also went under 4:30 in taking the silver).
    Rice continued her strong performance, setting a new personal best time in the 400m individual medley at an Italian meet in June 2007.
    More Details Hide Details Rice went a 4:40.79, edging closer to the elusive 4:40 barrier in the event.
    At the 2007 Melbourne World Championships she won a bronze medal in the 200-metre individual medley in a time of 2 minutes 11.42 seconds, breaking the previous Australian record by a second.
    More Details Hide Details American Katie Hoff won the gold in 2:10.13, with Kirsty Coventry of Zimbabwe in second place. Rice once again placed third, earning her second bronze medal in the 400-metre individual medley final. In a new personal best time Rice finished in 4:41.19, taking .54 of a second off her previous best.
  • 2006
    Age 17
    Rice was the gold medallist in the 200-metre individual medley at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia, where she defeated Olympians Brooke Hanson and Lara Carroll to claim the gold medal in the event in a time of 2:12.90, a personal best by 1.19 seconds.
    More Details Hide Details She also won the 400-metre individual medley.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1988
    Born
    Born on June 17, 1988.
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