1988-03-02

The Australian, gold-winning Olympic diver MATTHEW MITCHAM was born on this date in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Mitcham was the 2008 Olympic champion in the 10m platform, having received the highest single-dive score in Olympic history. He is the first Australian man to win an Olympic gold medal in diving since Dick Eve at the 1924 Summer Olympics, and was the only openly Gay male medal winner at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics after landing the highest scoring dive in Olympic history.