Mitcham happy to settle for silver

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Australia’s Olympic platform champion Matthew Mitcham has finished with a silver medal in the 1 metre springboard in Delhi.

Despite being unable to stop Canada’s Alexandre Despatie from winning his third straight Commonwealth Games gold in the event, Mitcham was pleased with the result given the master diver that he was competing against.

“I am absolutely in awe of him,” Mitcham said.”It feels like gold, that’s how happy I am to win my first Commonwealth Games medal.”

Mitcham will now look forward to the 10m platform event, in which he claimed a bronze medal at the 2009 World Championships.

Mitcham is a Sydney University Elite Athlete Program Member, and he is in his second year of studying a Bachelor of Arts and Science at Sydney University.