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Matthew Mitcham

Matthew Mitcham OAM (diving) rewrote the history books at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games when, in an astonishing last-gasp performance under extreme pressure, he became the first Australian male diver since Dick Eve in Paris in 1924 to win an Olympic gold medal. Matthew represented Australia at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, narrowly missing medals in three events. Shortly after, Mitcham had fallen out of love with diving; depressed, burnt-out mentally and physically, he decided to stop competing. It was during this break that he sourced a new coach, and Mitcham said, “I came back with such a drive, a burning desire”, it was at this moment that his passion for professional diving was found again. Mitcham won four silver medals across all disciplines at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games. Four years later at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Matthew won gold in the Syncro 10 metre platform and two silver medals in the springboard.

Sport / Discipline

Diving

Birth Place

Coopers Plains

Birth state

QLD

Date of Birth

02/03/1988

Age

33

Melbourne, 2006

Delhi, 2010

Glasgow, 2014

Results History

GAMES SPORT / DISCIPLINE EVENT / PHASE OPPONENT PERFORMANCE RESULT MEDAL

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