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The 2008 gold medalist has performed Beyonce's hit single on a ukulele.
Australian Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham has posted a video on YouTube of him covering Beyonce's signature hit 'Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)'.
The 2008 Beijing gold medalist is currently in the UK capital for the London 2012 Olympic Games, and uploaded the video while taking a break from his intense training regime to perform the song on a ukulele.
Someone on twitter asked me to upload a video of me playing the ukulele. I profess to be neither a great instrumentalist nor singer," Matthew writes in the YouTube description for his video. "I'm just an Olympic diver whole likes to strum away in his spare time. I think this is where I am supposed to credit beyonce or something…"
24 year-old Matthew, who is one of the few openly gay athletes at this year's Olympic Games, is due to compete in the men's 10m platform event next week (10th August) as the competition's defending champion.
At Beijing 2008 Matthew made history after achieving a 112.10 score during his event, the highest ever single-dive score in the history of the Olympic Games, which earned him the gold medal of Chinese competitor Zhou Luxin.
Watch Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham covering Beyonce's 'Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) below:
Beyonce has proved a popular artist for fans to cover as seen last month when a particularly devoted fans posted his own version of her 'Countdown' music video, which she later said had been even better than her original version.