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Stephanie Rice: The truth about me and Michael Phelps

Forget gold medals and world records. The hottest talk on everyone’s lips at the Beijing Olympics was the romance between swimming superstars Stephanie Rice and Michael Phelps.

Stephanie and Michael — who won 11 gold medals between them — had obviously been well aware of each other’s achievements throughout the meet. Once the competition was well and truly over and they could finally relax, the couple hooked up and were spotted sharing a series of steamy kisses on the dance floor of a nightclub outside the Olympic Village.

Pictures taken on the night show Michael cosying up with a brunette who, despite keeping her face hidden, is wearing the same hat and top that Stephanie wore that night.

Stephanie has been shy about talking the relationship up, but admitted she is an admirer of the US star: “It was just really great to meet him, to meet people of his calibre. He’s such a great guy. He’s got an amazing body,” the 20-year-old revealed. “To me, Michael Phelps is a huge inspiration and someone I really look up to.”

For the full story, see this week’s issue of Woman’s Day (on sale September 1).

Your say: Who do you think is a better match for Stephanie: American Michael Phelps or Aussie Eamon Sullivan? Have your say below…

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