Olympic Gold Medalist Matthew Mitcham Retires

Australian Matthew Mitcham’s diving career is over.

The 27-year-old Australian announced on Thursday that he will be retiring from the sport. Mitcham won the gold medal in the 10-meter platform diving competition at the 2008 Olympics. He also won a bronze medal at World Championships a year later in the one-meter springboard event.

Mitcham competed at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. He won a gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth games in the Syncro 10-meter platform diving competition.

Mitcham released a statement on Instagram on Thursday Morning.

“It’s official: I have decided to finally retire after a looooooooong but very rewarding diving career,” he said in his post. “So much gratitude to my long suffering partner Lachlan, Chava, NSWIS, DA, family, friends and all you friends I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting yet! I remember the support I got when I came out before my Olympic debut in 2008 and it helped me to keep sharing my story just as candidly. So, it’s Peace Out to my diving career and a big Heeeeeeey to the rest of my media and entertainment and everything else career! Thank you to everyone for sharing in my [dirty word]… #journey hahaha Xx.”