Australia wins gold in men’s 10m platform

Australia’s Matthew Mitcham has stunned China by winning the gold medal in the men’s 10m platform diving. He performed a spectacular 112.10-point in the final round to win the gold. China have won five of the six diving golds at the Beijing Olympics.

China’s Luxin Zhou won the silver medal and Gleb Galperin from Russia won the bronze.

“Absolutely surreal, I never thought it was possible,” said Matthew Mitcham about winning gold. “I wasn’t even really sure of my medal chances at all. After the last dive I thought ‘that’s it, silver medal, fantastic.’ Then I looked up and I’d come first.”

Great Britain’s medal hope Tom Daley finished seventh.

Posted by Mike 10 years ago

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