Openly gay (and seriously hot) Australian diver Matthew Mitcham won a gold medal this weekend—upsetting the favored Chinese in the 10m platform diving event—which instantly makes him a good role model for closeted queers around the world and gives gay naysayers a symbolic slap in the face. Too bad NBC chose to remain hush-hush about his orientation, despite the fact that the network routinely yaks about athletes' spouses and romantic entanglements. From a sports blog on Yahoo!:
NBC did not mention Mitcham's orientation, nor did they show his family and partner who were in the stands. NBC has made athletes' significant others a part of the coverage in the past, choosing to spotlight track athlete Sanya Richards' fiancee, a love triangle between French and Italian swimmers and Kerri Walsh's wedding ring debacle.
Fortunately, Mitcham's press interview after the event is doing the rounds, and he proudly references his partner. Hot duo!:
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