Originally posted on Fox Olympics  |  Last updated 6/27/12
How can a famous swimmer get criticized for wearing (wait for it now . . .) a swimsuit? See the case of Stephanie Rice. The three-time Olympic championfrom Australia recently took to Twitter to show off her new birthday present after turning 24 on June 17 -- a revealing two-piece bikini given to her by designer Ellie Gonsalve. Rice, who aims to defend her women's individual 200m and 400m medley crowns in London's Olympics, posted the image on Twitter with the caption: "Thank you to the Gorgeous @elliegonsalves for my birthday @veveswimwear bikini". After posting the shot, Rice has become a source of national debate Down Under among television, print and Twitter "experts" around Australia. Some Twitter users have even called for Rice to be dropped from the Olympic team over the photo.
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