Olympic champion diver says he turned to drugs

Updated: November 16, 2012, 8:57 PM ET
Associated Press

BRISBANE, Australia -- Australian 10-meter platform diver Matt Mitcham says he battled a methamphetamine addiction in 2011 that almost derailed his career and his life, but the 2008 Beijing gold medalist will be free to compete on future Australian Olympic teams.

In a book to be released on Monday, "Twists and Turns," Mitcham reveals his battle with low self-esteem, anxiety and depression, panic attacks and repeated self-harm as a teenager, which helped begin his dependence on crystal meth.

After ...

Read full story


You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?