Australian Diver, Matthew Mitcham to be inducted into ISHOF’s Class of 2022


Matthew Mitcham, Honor Diver, Class of 2022

by MEG KELLER-MARVIN

Australian Diver, Matthew Mitcham is credited with having received the highest single-dive score in Olympic history.  At the 2008 Olympic Games, in Beijing, China, Mitcham chose to execute a two-and-one-half somersault with two-and-one-half twists in the pike position for his last dive.  The dive had a very high degree of difficulty with 3.8.  Mitcham scored four 10’s, giving him, not only the highest score on a single dive ever, but the gold medal for the event as well.

Matthew Mitcham at 2008 Beijing Olympic Games

By winning the 10-meter platform in 2008, Matthew Mitcham became the first Australian to win an Olympic gold medal in diving, since Dick Eve at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, France.

Matthew Mitcham winning gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics

More about Matthew Mitcham:

Although the platform was Mitcham’s favored event, he was quite good on the springboard as well.  At the 2009 World Championships, Mitcham won the bronze medal on the 1-meter, silver on the 1-meter, synchro 3-meter, 10 meter and synchro 10-meter, and at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, he took gold in the synchro 10-meter platform and silver in the 1-meter and synchro 3-meter.

Matthew Mitcham along with the rest of the Australian Olympic team

Mitcham wrote his autobiography in 2012, “Twists and Turns.” Soon afterward, it was made into a cabaret show, starring Mitcham, and travelled around the country of Australia (2014-15) getting great reviews.

Come join Mitcham and this year’s class of 2022 in Ft. Lauderdale.  If you cannot join us, consider making a donation.

To make a donation, click here: https://www.ishof.org/donate/

This year’s International Swimming Hall of Fame Honorees include:

International Swimming Hall of Fame 2022 Honorees

Craig Beardsley (USA) – Swimming

Natalie Coughlin (USA) – Swimming

Marilyn Bell (CAN) – Open Water Swimming

Michael Klim (AUS) – Swimming

Jon Sieben (AUS) – Swimming

Daichi Suzuki (JPN)– Swimming

Matthew Mitcham (AUS) – Diving

Ursula Carlisle (AUS) – Coach

Peter Hürzeler (SUI) – ISHOF Contributor

Mirko Vicevic (YUG/MON) Water Polo

Masters International Swimming Hall of Fame Honorees

Doris Steadman (USA) Masters Swimmer

Dr. Jane Katz (USA) Masters Contributor

Edith Bohm (GER) Masters Swimmer

Olga Kokorina (RUS) Masters Swimmer

Shigehisha Sekikawa (JPN) Masters Swimmer

Birte Hohlstein (GER)  Masters Artistic Swimming

Guenther Wolf (GER) Masters Water Polo

The Induction Weekend Schedule

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Official 57th Annual International Swimming Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner

  • 5:30 pm VIP Reception
  • 6:30 –10:00 pm Induction Ceremony & Dinner

Purchase Tickets HERE

HOTEL INFORMATION

Host Hotel: Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

Upscale retreat with private beach access, two pools, four restaurants, full service spa and oceanside bar. Location of the Saturday evening induction ceremony. ¼ mile south of the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

3030 Holiday Drive, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 (954) 525-4000

Special ISHOF Guest Rate of $229 per night, BOOK YOUR ROOM HERE

($39 Resort fee – Guests can opt out if not interested in resort amenities)

Additional Hotel Option: Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach

440 Seabreeze Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 (954) 524-8733 Special ISHOF Guest Rate of $189 per night

Honoree Ceremony October 15, 2022 Last Day to Book: Friday, September 30, 2022

BOOK YOUR ROOM HERE

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x