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這次奧運一共有十一位公開出櫃的選手參賽,其中被認為最有奪牌希望的是來自澳大利亞的 Matthew Mitcham 。結果好讓人高興ㄚ~~他不只拿到獎牌,還是金牌耶~~~得獎以後,Mitcham 還跟媽媽、伴侶一起上電視接受訪問耶~


這次奧運一路進行下來,跳水金牌全部由中國選手包辦,但到了最後一項十米跳板,竟然在最後一輪發生中國名將嚴重失誤而 Mitcham 完美演出而搶牌成功。Now talk about God doesn't like gay people....... evil

Gay hero Matthew Mitcham wins Olympic 10m diving gold medal
By Staff Writer, PinkNews.co.uk ? August 23, 2008 - 16:30

From gay icon, to Olympic champion, Australian, Matthew Mitcham has won his first gold medal. He is the only openly gay male athlete competing in Beijing. There are 9 lesbians and one bisexual woman competing alongside him.

In the last moment he snatched the gold from China's Zhou Luxin, achieving earning four perfect 10s on his last dive, a back two-and-a-half somersault with two-and-a-half twist and a difficulty of 3.8 earning him four perfect tens and a total of 112 from that dive alone. He finished with 537.95 points.

This allowed him to overcome a 32.50-point gap between him and Luxin, who had been leading throughout much of the competition.

Waving rather camply towards the cameras after each dive, the 20-year-old came in 12th place at the 2005 World Championships. He has also competed internationally in trampolining at the 2003 Youth Olympic Festival.

British Prime minister, Gordon Brown was among the spectators, primarily to watch 14-year-old Tom Daley who came in seventh place.

Mr Daley said: "It was an unbelievable finish from Mitcham. To get all those 10s, that is probably the highest score I have ever seen in one dive."

The final scores were:-
1. Matthew Mitcham (Australia) 537.95 points
2. Zhou Luxin (China) 533.15
3. Gleb Galperin (Russia) 525.80
4. Huo Liang (China) 508.40
5. Jose Antonio Guerra Oliva (Cuba) 507.15
6. Mathew Helm (Australia) 467.70
7. Thomas Daley (Britain) 463.55
8. Rommel Pacheco (Mexico) 460.20
9. Patrick Hausding (Germany) 448.30
10. David Boudia (U.S.) 441.45
11. Juan Guillermo Uran (Colombia) 414.80
12. Thomas Finchum (U.S.) 412.65



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*聯合報這篇同志完美跳 毀了中國50金 真是暴露出國內記者程度有差,如果不是下筆前不用功,就是外語聽力有問題 down 。什麼「賽後同樣來自澳洲的媒體特別問到馬修是否為同性戀,馬修用沒有正面否認,只說身邊的人都沒有特別歧視問題,彼此相處得很愉快,很滿意現在的生活。 」馬修早就已經出櫃了,這記者還給它寫的一付現在才有這回事,並且自己就預定人家對這款問題會逃會「否認」,這係蝦米爛恐同心態啦。而且,馬修出櫃在澳洲 當時就已經是大新聞,媒體採訪多到馬修被迫得要特別中斷一天的訓練,專就這事接受彩採訪,哪裡還會有澳洲來的媒體到現在還會去問他是否為同性戀的啦,這根 本是沒聽清楚或甚至沒自己採訪到就憑空亂掰的吧。奧運結束,記者仍需加油!

A Perfect 10:"One person who has been by his side for the entire tumultuous and now brilliant journey is his partner, Lachlan, he was in the crowd last night courtesy of a Johnson & Johnson Olympic sponsorship.

Mitcham is one of only a few "out" gay athletes in Beijing and the first Australian to openly declare his homosexuality going into an Olympics. He's been a cover-boy for gay magazines and featured on the cult gossip website Perezhilton.com accompanied by the tagline: "Yum. Yum. Yum! Can we have a piece of that????"."