She Got Game: Stephanie Rice Is Still the Baddest Ever

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    Getting in the Xmas spirit

    Date: Dec. 14

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    *emoji*

    Date: Dec. 4

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    ...and that's a wrappppp!

    …Thanks for a great day @russellathleticaus … Going to sleep WELLLL tonight that’s for sure, but up early for a beach workout with the some lucky @russellathleticaus winners. 
    #sosore #sosleepy

    Date: Dec. 9

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    Early bed time for me...

    …because I’ve got a big day shooting new recipes for my website in the morn.
    The fridge is packed to the top with fresh organic produce and I can’t wait to take some pic throughout the day to show you what’s coming on stephanierice.com

    Date: Nov. 25

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    #flashback to London Olympic Trials post meet...

    ….One of the best feelings ever @olympics #dreamcometrue…again

    Date: Nov. 13

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    Sunshine and Fresh Air

    Date: Oct. 25

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    Thanks for a fun night @sallyanneferg

    Date: Oct. 11

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    On set for Day 2 with @bioglanau shooting their new TVC

    We are shooting at the most amazing gardens. I love hearing the bird singing and the breathing in the fresh air. Lets hope the weather stays this way

    Date: Sept. 8

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    #fbf to my Alpha Magazine Shoot when I was 17...

    …Hates a pose

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    Taking a foam pit selfie after one of the BEST workouts...

    …I’ve done at #skyzoneau soooooo muchhhh funnn!!! Feelin the burn.

    Date: June 18

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Outside of medal machine Michael Phelps, Australia’s Stephanie Rice might’ve been the single biggest star at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She dominated the women’s field, winning gold in three different events in the 200m and 400m medleys, and 4 x 200m freestyle. Every event was done in world record time. Swimming World Magazine named her the year’s World Swimmer of the Year, affirming her place as a worthy counterpart to the previously mention U.S. legend.

Rice confirmed her retirement this spring, just a few months before her 26th birthday, and yet her name still lives on in social media. That’s because Stephanie Rice Is Still the Baddest Ever.

Whether it’s documenting her life, pre- and post-workout, or showing off some of the best #foodporn pictures you’ll ever see on Instagram, Rice is a must-follow.

It’s an important shopping time for everyone out there, and while we can hook you up with some suggestions on what to get your girl — whether it’s sneakers, clothes or snapbacks — the fact of the matter is we can’t tell you everything. Some things you’ll just have to figure out on your own. And by studying Stephanie Rice, you can probably come up with a few ideas. Remember: You can’t be screwing up the gifts to your significant other at this time of year. That’s a no-no.

Coming after we’ve showcased women like Ana Ivanovic, Maya Moore, Serena Williams, and everyone in-between, today we’re showing love to one of the queens of the swimming pool. Take notes, girls.

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