Olympian diver Matthew Mitcham first came out at age 16 in the Sydney Morning Herald. The headline read: "Out, proud and ready to go for gold" - and that's exactly what he did. Mitcham was the first openly gay gold medalist after recording the highest single-dive score in Olympic history
Matthew John Mitcham OAM (born 2 March 1988 in Brisbane, Queensland) is a retired Australian diver. He is the 2008 Olympic champion in the 10 m platform, having received the highest single-dive score in Olympic history. He is the first Australian male to win an Olympic gold medal in diving since Dick Eve at the 1924 Summer Olympics.