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Stephanie Rice Biography

Stephanie Rice was born June 17, 1988 in Brisbane,Queensland and is an Australian swimmer. She currently holds the world recordin the 400 m women's individual medley, and won three gold medals at the 2008Summer Olympics in Beijing. Rice is trained by Michael Bohl from the St PetersWestern Swimming Club in Brisbane. She was awarded the Medal of the Order ofAustralia on 26 January 2009.

Rice set a new personal best time of 4:40.79 in the 400 mindividual medley at an Italian meet in June 2007, edging closer to the 4:40barrier in the event.

At the 2007 Japanese Open Championships, Rice won silverbehind Zimbabwean champion Kirsty Coventry in the 400 m individual medley. Indoing so, she smashed her personal best time by 3.61 seconds, cracking the 4:40barrier and setting a new Australian and Commonwealth record of 4:37.18.

At the 2008 Australian Olympic trials, Rice broke the worldrecord in both the 400 m and 200 m individual medleys. In the 400 m, sheclocked 4:31.46, 1.43 seconds below American Katie Hoff's mark of 4:32.89.[6](Hoff retook the world record at the U.S. Olympic Trials, on 29 June 2008, witha time of 4:31.12.) In the 200 m, she clocked 2:08.92 seconds, taking almost asecond off the previous record held by China's Wu Yanyan.

In Beijing, Rice won three gold medals (each in world recordtime) in the 200 m and 400 m individual medleys and in the 4 200 metrefreestyle relay. In winning the 400m individual medley, Rice won her firstOlympic medal, Australia's first gold medal of the games and their 400th SummerOlympic medal. Recording a time of 4:29.45, she reclaimed the world record fromHoff, bettering the mark by 1.67 seconds, and became the first woman to breakthe 4:30 mark in the event. (Kirsty Coventry also went under 4:30 in taking thesilver) Her second gold medal of the games came on 13 August in the 200 mindividual medley with a new world record time of 2:08.34. Rice prevailed afterbeing neck and neck with Coventry throughout the last 50 m, who once againfollowed Rice to beat the old world record.[9] On 14 August she won her thirdgold medal as part of the 4 200 metre freestyle relay team. She led off theteam and Australia were in second place at the end of her leg.

Rice began the meet with a solid performance int the 200mIM, despite losing her world record, she sliced 1.42s off her personal besttime capturing a silver medal. Experimenting with the 200 freestyle didn't endwell 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, finishing5th. Rice retained her 400 IM record however finished with a bronze in thefinal. She was awarded a silver medal for her contributions in the medley relayheats.


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