The three-time gold medalist from Australia took the shot of herself wearing a birthday gift from designer Ellie Gonsalves and posted it on Twitter. It made figurative waves one month before she defends her Olympic titles in both individual medleys.
When I first heard of this “controversy,” I thought of the following line: “She wears a swimsuit for a living, so who cares?” Then I read the first sentence of Mr. Chase’s column and saw he’d said it better than I would have:
Swimmer Stephanie Rice, who swims for a living while wearing a swimsuit in a swimming pool…
Personally, I’d like to see Ms. Rice wearing just bikini bottoms and two strategically placed medals.
Who’s with me???