Matthew Mitcham made history in Beijing in 2008 when he performed the single greatest dive in Olympic history to become the first Australian male to win an Olympic Gold medal in 84 years.
Originally a trampoline gymnast, Matthew was discovered by the Australian Institute of Sport diving program in 2002 and first represented Australia in diving at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Taking a break from the sport in 2006, he returned in 2007 and started to train under current coach Chava Sobrino at the New South Wales Institute of Sport, later qualifying for his first Olympic Games.
Since winning Olympic Gold Matthew has attracted many fans with his maturity, modesty and friendly personality and will continue to be a star attraction for Australia as he works towards the 2010 Commonwealth Games and 2012 London Olympics.
Matthew is widely respected for giving his time to support charities including the AIDS Trust. He has been a Telstra sporting ambassador since 2008.