Sunday, November 25, 2012

Matthew Mitcham's Twists and Turns

It's not every day you get to meet a gold medal Olympian!
Australian gold medalist diver Matthew Mitcham had a signing this week for his autobiography "Twists and Turns". He admitted that at 24, he's far too young to have written an autobiography which is why "I fluffed it out with so many photos!" Not that anyone minds...

Not only rare to have met a gold medal Olympian, but an openly gay one at that... is rarely seen in elite sports. I gave Johnny Weir a big kiss for that and also got to thank Matthew Mitcham for his authenticity and openness... qualities which sadly put athletes like him at risk of losing endorsements.
I asked him how in big competitions he is able to shut out the massive media and pressure. He said it was easy to stay focused and calm nerves. "It's fun," he said. "You get to be a showpony!"

Mitcham was super articulate and held court... fielding questions like a pro. Here's wishing him well on book sales, his diving career, and a future an on-camera career where he will be allowed to make a splash!

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