MATTHEW MITCHAM, AUS­TRALIA

India Today - - SPORTS -

Age 24; Div­ing ( 10 m plat­form) Mitcham be­came the only non- Chi­nese diver to win gold in the 2008 Bei­jing Olympics as well as Aus­tralia’s first male Olympic gold medal­list in div­ing since Dick Eve in 1924. The Chi­nese will breathe down his neck again. But that’s par for the course. He was one of only 11 openly gay ath­letes who com­peted at the 2008 Bei­jing Olympics.

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