Matthew Mitcham the Australian Olympic diving hopeful tweeted this amazing picture yesterday.
He said: Umm, best Olympic photo ever? Me thinks #yes. #London2012
And we’d have to agree, it is an absolute stunner of a picture, which was taken at the athlete’s village and got his friend to take the candid pic.
‘It is not as high as it looks,’
said the 2008 10m platform gold medallist, who claimed it was ‘all’ his idea after posting the picture on Twitter.
‘It certainly was not 10 metres high. They are quite wide and quite safe so I had no fear about climbing that at all.’
Mitcham, 24, will renew his rivalry with Tom Daley in London.
Mitcham who is one of 20 openly gay athletes contending in this year’s Olympic games came out in May 2008. He has embraced a spokesman’s role for gay rights and as an active user of the social media site Twitter used it to say:
“Yes, I’m that gay, 2008-Olympic-gold-medal-winning diver dude.”