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matthewmitcham12008 Gold Medallist diver Matthew Mitcham cried beside the London Olympic pool as he narrowly missed getting to the final of his 10m platform event – but later broke into his famous smile again as he thanked his thousands of fans who witnessed his latest incredible dives.


He’d started the day’s dives well but high scores eluded him later on as his competitors warmed up. He looked upset as the high-pressure event progressed, and was later red-eyed as he found out he’d gotten only a couple of points away from qualifying for tomorrow morning’s medal-decider.

Since his triumph in Beijing four years ago, the 24-year-old openly gay athlete had been plagued by injury as he battled to come back to the Games this year. In the days leading up to his diving competition he tried to set expectations low, but our Aussie medal hopes were raised after a solid effort this morning in the pool.

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