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TO GO WITH: Swim-world-AUS-Rice,PROFILE by Robert Smith (FILES) In a file picture taken on August 10, 2008 Australia's Stephanie Rice holds her medal after the women's 400m individual medley swimming final at the National Aquatics Center druing the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing. Australia's Stephanie Rice returns to China verging on her best form for the Shanghai world championships, three chequered years after her glittering highs at the Beijing Olympics. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Aussie swimmer Stephanie Rice

Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice became a hero in her homeland after winning three gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics but is currently in hot water for tweeting some racy pictures of herself.