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August 10, 2012

Diving, Day One!

So, as some of you may already know, Into the Deep is about a 10m platform diver at the 2012 Olympics. Well, it just so happens that I turned on the television and saw...10m platform diving is on tonight!

This is Tom Daley.  He's diving for Great Britain. And he's adorable.  I'm sure you already knew all of that, but you know...just to state the obvious. 

Perhaps slightly less obvious is the awesomeness known as Matt Mitcham, the 2008 gold medalist.

Photo by Philip Myers

Matt is an openly gay diver from Australia, and he shocked the world when he overcame seemingly insurmountable odds to take gold in Beijing.  What I love so much about his story is how humble and down to earth he seems.  He mentioned in his television interview that hearing from gay youths came as a welcome surprise, and I just think it's great that he's out there, living his life, and inspiring people without even trying.

Best of luck to all of the divers competing! You served as great inspiration for this gal. :)

Raptly watching the goings on in London,

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