Fresh off graduating from UNC Chapel Hill, the Olympian is now preparing for the World Championships in mid-July.From our vantage point, it looks like he’s more than ready…to make us wet!Over the last couple of days, Down-Jenkins has been posting videos of his routine.
He’s flipping, springing and looking fabulous!A post shared by Anton Down-Jenkins (@antonjenkins)A post shared by Anton Down-Jenkins (@antonjenkins)Down-Jenkins, 23, was New Zealand’s first Olympic diver in 37 years when he represented the Commonwealth Nation at the 2020 Tokyo Games.
In an interview at the time, he said he was fortunate to grow up watching multiple out gay divers, including Tom Daley and Matthew Mitcham (Mitcham became the first out gay athlete to win Olympic gold in 2008). “I grew up having that LGBTQI+ representation in sport.
There’s Tom Daley who is a multi-Olympic medalist, you have Matthew Mitcham who won gold in Beijing,” said Down-Jenkins. “They definitely helped pave the way for LGBTQI+ representation in our sport.”The aquatics star recognizes his privilege.