Cody Simpson finishes last in Olympic Trials finals
Cody Simpson’s Olympic dreams in Tokyo have come to an end.
The 24-year-old singer took part in the Australian Olympic swimming trials in Adelaide on Thursday (June 17th). The musician-turned-athlete clocked the sixth fastest time overall, earning him a place in the 100m butterfly final.
Simpson had to finish in 51.7 seconds in the final to secure a place for Tokyo, but fell short of 52.94 seconds. Simpson came in last place in the last round. Earlier in practice he set his personal best with a time of 52.84.
Simpson said The Sydney Morning Herald that he plans to start training tomorrow and wants to add more events to his schedule.
“I want to start training the 200m,” he told the outlet. “The good thing about my swim is that I don’t even know what my best event is yet. I just picked the 100m butterfly because that’s all I had time to prepare for this. year.
Simpson shared a heartfelt post on Instagram after the loss and vowed to return for the next Olympic trials which will take place in 2024.
“What a racing experience in my first Australian Olympic trials. Making a final was our goal this year and with less than a year of training that’s exactly what we did,” he wrote.
Simpson shared that he was able to go “much further” than he originally planned and that just being able to race alongside the best in the country was a privilege.
“Thanks to @hawkebr and my training partner Matt Targett for pushing me every day in the US throughout COVID and my new trainer Michael Bohl for the wisdom and quick preparation! I’m so excited to resume training. See you in 3 years, “he concluded.