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Gay Diver Matthew Mitcham Reveals Crystal Meth Addiction Prior To Olympics

It was just like: ‘I feel like shit, and this makes me feel better.’…Actually, you know what? It was probably because I’d associated so many happy memories with partying and drugs. And because I felt so shit, that was the last thing I could think back to that actually made me happy – apart from the Olympic experience, but I couldn’t replicate that for another four years.”

Openly gay Australian diver Matthew Mitcham discusses the reasoning behind his meth addiction, which in part impaired his performance at the 2012 Olympics, with the Sunday Morning Herald to publicize his new autobiography, Twists and Turns.