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Jaguar slams brakes on Rice deal for her insulting Twitter comment

Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice has lost her sponsorship contract with Jaguar after the triple Olympic gold medallist made insulting comments on a social networking site.

The 22-year-old swimmer courted controversy after writing "suck on that faggots" on Twitter following Australia's nail-biting 41-39 victory over South Africa in Bloemfontein at the weekend.

Rice, who won three gold medals in the Beijing Olympics in 2008, subsequently apologised and deleted the comment but could not save her contract with the luxury car brand.

"We made a decision yesterday, and we've terminated the agreement with her," said Mark Eedle, Jaguar Australia's public affairs manager.

Rice will also lose the Jaguar XF car she was given in February when the deal was signed.