Australian singer Cody Simpson has qualified for his first Olympics trials, just months after splitting from international superstar Miley Cyrus.
The 23-year-old took to his Instagram account to post a photo of himself in his Speedos, with his arms in the air as he celebrated going back to his swimming roots by qualifying for the 100m butterfly trials.
The Australian Olympics trials are due to take place next year before the Tokyo Games in July.
Cody explained in a lengthy Instagram post about how he grew up competing in swimming but his athletic career was cut short when he was 13 after he was “given an opportunity in music that I couldn’t refuse”.
“I have had the chance to experience and learn so much as a musician from touring around the world, releasing albums, performing as a leading man on Broadway, publishing a work of poetry, traveling with and speaking at the United Nations on environmental and oceanic matters and much more,” Cody explained.
“For this I will be forever grateful. Now almost exactly 10 years later, here I am once more. For years I had been fuelled by the silent fire in my stomach of returning to my first love, the sport of swimming, with the idea that 2020 would be the year I’d try training again.”
After just five months back training with his coach, Brett Hawke, Cody said he was able to take out a win and secure a spot at next years Australian Olympic trials in the 100m butterfly.
“It is my greatest ambition to expand the limit and perceived notion of what’s possible for a man to achieve in a single lifetime, and I’m here to tell you can do absolutely ANYTHING if you are willing to work for it. I’m looking forward to seeing where this all takes me on the long road ahead!,” he said.
Cody’s news comes just a few months after he split with musician Miley Cyrus after the pair spent 10 months dating.
They got together in October 2019 and were pretty hot and heavy from the get-go, getting matching tattoos and regularly posting risqué snaps to Instagram.
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