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Olympian Mitcham in hospital after hitting head on pool deck

Associated Press

12/12/2012 10:15:12 PM

BRISBANE, Australia -- Olympic diving gold medallist Matthew Mitcham has been sent to hospital for scans after hitting his head on a pool deck at the Australian diving championships.

It's believed Mitcham slipped and hit his head before the start of 3-meter springboard event at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre on Thursday.

The 2008 Olympic 10-meter platform champion was not believed to be seriously hurt, but was sent for scans as a precaution.

Mitcham failed to make the final 12 at the London Games this year. Last month he released a book that revealed he battled a methamphetamine addiction in 2011 that almost derailed his career and his life.