Matthew Mitcham, in his first competition since winning gold at the Olympics, won four diving titles at this weekend's Australian diving championships. Mitcham won individual titles in the 10-meter platform and 1- and 3-meter springboard and teamed up with Grant Nel to win the 3-meter synchronized.
Mitcham, who turned 21 on March 2, was phenomenal on the 3-meter spingboard, getting six 10's in amassing 548.95 points. This was significant in that this was a higher total for his 10-meter platform dives, which had been his specialty.
"That (three meter score) was phenomenal ... I even outscored my platform score, that's unheard of for me," said Mitcham.
"I just seemed to get better and better as the day progressed...the judges must have liked my list and to be quite truthful I certainly haven't dived as good as that in the lead up to this competition.
"But it has given me confidence on three metre that I hope to build on it in the lead up to the World Championships."
Mitcham, who is openly gay, secured his first major endorsement last month with an Australian telecom. I would say he has had a pretty good month and shows no sign of a post-Olympics competitive letdown.