17. Stephanie Rice – Swimming
Stephanie Rice has been a rising star for the Australian swimming team. In 2008 Beijing Olympic, Rice won a gold medal in 200m, 400m individual medley event and in the 4*200m freestyle relay, each in world record time. SHe was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2009 due to her performance in Beijing. Sadly, she appeared in the London Olympics in 2012 but received no medals and gradually left the professional level. She announced her retirement in 2014 and worked as a private coach since then.