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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Twists & Turns Matthew Mitcham’s story

2 reviewsSydney, AustraliaPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Matthew

60 mins
Up to 10 people
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Since I retired from diving in 2016, I have made entertainment my full-time job. In this experience, I'll be telling you my story: a story of childhood neglect, issues with sexuality, elite sporting success, mental illness, and an epic journey of personal development.

My life has been a pearl-clutching series of twists and turns, but you'll have to tune in to see how the story ends =).

As with all my talks, I will leave time at the end to answer anything you've ever wondered about diving, the Olympics, or me!

WHAT TO BRING:
- canapés and fizz/fancy drink of choice (go on, treat yo'self!)

**This Experience is great for team-building. Book a private experience for your group. Is your group larger than my listed max group size for private groups? Send me a message.**
Since I retired from diving in 2016, I have made entertainment my full-time job. In this experience, I'll be telling you my story: a story of childhood neglect, issues with sexuality, elite sporting success, mental illness, and an epic journey of personal development.

My life has been a pearl-clutching series of twists and turns, but you'll have to tune in to see how the story ends =).

As with all my talks, I will leave ti…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Want to join with just your family and friends? Matthew will host a private group for up to 20 guests starting at $215.

What to bring

  • Canapés
  • Bubbles/your fave fancy drink
From $26
/ person
Mon, Jul 6
9:30 PM - 10:30 PM (EDT)
$26 per person
$26 per person
Tue, Jul 7
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM (EDT)
$26 per person
$26 per person
Wed, Jul 8
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM (EDT)
$26 per person
$26 per person

Meet your host, Matthew

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 2 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi there, I'm Matthew Mitcham: the only non-Chinese diver to win gold at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. I still hold the record for the highest scoring dive in Olympic history. But the thing I'm proudest of is being the first openly gay Olympic Champion.

My achievements have given me the opportunity to share my story with audiences all over the world, which is really important to me because my story is one of clinical depression, self-harm and addiction, both before AND after being No 1 in the world.

I have so many stories to tell... enough to have written a book, and an award-winning cabaret show. And now I'm sharing it with you!
Hi there, I'm Matthew Mitcham: the only non-Chinese diver to win gold at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. I still hold the record for the highest scoring dive in Olympic history. But the thing I'm proudest of is being the first openly gay Olympic Champion.

My achievements have given me the opportunity to share my story with audiences all over the world, which is really important to me because my story is one of clinical depression, self-harm and addiction, both before AND after being No…
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2 reviews

Jess
June 2020
This is a truly unique experience. While I knew some of Matt's story through reading it online and following his Olympic journey, hearing him talk through it first hand was something else. The setting was intimate and friendly and Matt has this amazing way of telling his story in a way that makes you feel like you were doing the dives right there with him. Matt is warm, genuine and I walked away thinking just how special it was that my friends and I got to chat with him. Book this experience!
This is a truly unique experience. While I knew some of Matt's story through reading it online and following his Olympic journey, hearing him talk through it first hand was somethi…
Des
June 2020
I really enjoyed this experience with Matt, he was very generous with his time as he spoke about his career and challenges along the way to making it to the very top of his profession. (pun not planned but now intended) He does have an incredible inspirational story to tell – especially the nail-biting moment of Finals night, and the very last three competitor dives that ultimately decide the Gold medal. To put this in a bit more perspective; Matt scored 106.40 in the semis. This was at the time the highest single dive score in Olympic history. In order to take the Gold medal, he now needs 107.30 on his final dive in front of a packed stadium and with the World’s media watching in. I won’t give any more away other than saying Matt needed to execute a near perfect dive to take the Gold. I’ll let him tell you the rest……. It’s gripping stuff!!
I really enjoyed this experience with Matt, he was very generous with his time as he spoke about his career and challenges along the way to making it to the very top of his profess…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.