Stephanie Rice is the face of Russell Performance.
Living by the motto, Be the Best You Can Be, three time Olympic Gold Medallist and world record-breaking swimmer, Stephanie Rice is renowned as one of Australia’s golden girls.
A highly driven youngster who always set tall goals, Stephanie knew she wanted to be an Olympic swimmer from the young age of four. To this day, the recently retired athlete hasn’t stopped dreaming big and working hard to make her dreams a reality.
The talented swimmer first caught Australia’s attention in 2006, when at 17 years of age, she won gold in the 200 and 400 Individual Medley at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games. She then went on to win multiple medals at international level, before her unforgettable three Gold Medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics swimming an incredible three races in world record breaking times.
This huge accomplishment saw Stephanie Rice named “Most Outstanding Female Athlete at the Beijing Olympics” and honoured with the role of flag-bearer during the closing ceremony. This took Stephanie to another level, becoming a role model for all young Australians, being awarded a number of titles
including, World Swimmer of the Year, Telstra Australian Swimmer of the Year, Pacific Rim Swimmer of the Year and Queensland Sportswoman of the Year. To top it all off, the young hero was awarded the prestigious Medal of the Order of Australia.