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Gay Diver Wins Gold

Timothy Kincaid

August 23rd, 2008

The Chinese expectation of sweeping diving was thwarted by 20 year-old gay Australian Matthew Mitcham. From OutSports,

Mitcham’s win denied China a sweep of the the men’s and women’s diving gold medals. On his final dive, Mitcham to decided to go for broke, attempting a routine with a high degree of difficulty — a back 2 1/2 somersault with 2 1/2 twists. He nailed it and scored a stunning 112.10 points, getting perfect 10s from four of the seven judges.

Outsports and other gay news sites have been following Mitcham’s journey and while his victory is personal and for his country, many gay people are overjoyed to see the gold go to one of their own.