Olympics great Stephanie Rice hits back at trolls with a VERY emotional video after they slammed her for making shock move to Dubai to restart her life

  • Rice left Australia for a fresh start in the Middle East
  • Was heavily criticized over an Instagram video of her departure.
  • Now he answered very sincerely and constructively.

Olympic gold medalist Stephanie Rice used a video showing some of her lowest performances to respond to online trolls who attacked her over her decision to start a new life in Dubai.

The champion swimmer survived the abuse by posting an emotional video of herself sitting in first class as she left Australia last week.

“I packed up my whole life (sic) in Australia, bought a one way ticket to Dubai to start a new chapter and I feel all the emotions associated with this new beginning… but God is good,” Rice captioned the video.

The 35-year-old man’s post sparked backlash from critics.

“That was your third or fourth take of the video,” one person commented.

“It must be so hard to get great opportunities and fly first class,” said another.

The video of Rice hitting back at trolls used a clip from an emotional video she posted during the 2021 Tokyo Olympics (pictured).

The video of Rice hitting back at trolls used a clip from an emotional video she posted during the 2021 Tokyo Olympics (pictured).

The gold medalist also included footage of herself smiling in happier times (pictured) as she shared a kind message for her haters.

“Nothing says ‘I’m not bragging’ like filming yourself in first class on an international flight,” said a third.

Rice posted a new video to Instagram on Wednesday evening, showing clips of her crying as she went through difficult moments in her life, footage of her stint on reality TV show SAS Australia and happier moments.

The post was accompanied by the words: “We’ve all been broken at some point, even more so than others… but never let that diminish your ability to radiate love into the world and to others.”

“I see negative comments on my recent posts, but I feel the pain that must be behind those comments.”

Rice then spoke about her new devotion to religion.

“My devotion to God is a new path for me, I have fears, doubts, worries… but I also know that the way I went through life before is not the way I want to go forward,” she said . wrote.

“So to those who are struggling, be strong, walk proud, you have come this far. Honor your journey, wounds and all… it has made you the beautiful soul you are today.”

Rice started her life anew by packing up and moving to Dubai (pictured)

Rice started her life anew by packing up and moving to Dubai (pictured)

The 35-year-old also discussed her new commitment to religion in her post, saying:

The 35-year-old also discussed her new commitment to religion in her post, saying: “The way I moved through life before is not the way I want to move forward.”

The post was met with overwhelmingly positive comments from her Instagram followers.

The Olympic gold medalist appeared on Channel 7’s SAS Australia earlier this year, where she opened up about her struggles since retiring from swimming.

“I felt lost after I finished swimming,” she said.

“I didn’t feel like I had any purpose or direction, and I didn’t feel like anyone understood me.

“I felt like I hadn’t trained for anything since I finished competing—like I didn’t have a specific goal to work towards.”

She previously revealed she suffered from anxiety and depression which left her feeling “lost and confused”, with her condition worsening during major swimming competitions.