Olympic Gold Medalist and Australian Matthew Mitcham has announced in Instagram that he is retiring from diving:
I’ve been a fan of Matthew since those 2008 Olympics when he came out as gay. He was one of the first athletes to do so and proving that sexuality does not drive gold medals.
Those darn injuries we get as we age were also a contributor. He told ABC in Australia:
“The older you get you don’t tend to recover from injuries, you just accumulate them and I was doing pretty well physically. But again, there wasn’t enough of an incentive for me in diving to push through all the way to Rio when I’ve been given so many wonderful opportunities outside of diving, outside the pool that I’m really passionate about.”
Oh, yes. He’s a babe. Click a pic below to enlarge.