Gay Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham teases new book

The Beijing gold medalist has revealed the cover to his autobiography 'Twists and Turns'

Gay Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham teases new book
30 August 2012

Gay Australian Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham has revealed the cover of his new autobiography.

Titled ‘Twists and Turns’, the book will cover his life as an Olympic champion and as one of the most high profile gay athletes.

An excerpt from the book says: ‘People kept remarking on how they were surprised that a gold medal and fame hadn’t changed me.

‘I always responded, ‘Why would I change? Being me is the easiest person to be.’

‘I was lying. It wasn’t.’

When asked on Twitter what it would include, he promised the book would include glossy pictures and personal truths as well as ‘dirty and gritty bits’.

In the book, the Beijing gold medalist shares how he suffered from crippling self-doubt after an injury to a stomach muscle threatened his hopes in the lead-up to the London Olympics.

The blurb says: ‘Told with the honesty and courage he is admired for, Twists and Turns is an inspiring story of a true champion, in and out of the pool.’

While he may not have won a gold medal this time, Mitcham was still one of only three gay male competitors taking part.

Sharing a great love for his fans, he entertained them at the Olympic park by riding an emu, and singing on the ukulele twice.

Twists and Turns will be available in December electronically worldwide, as well as available in select bookstores, just in time for Christmas.

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