Cody Simpson has revealed he qualified for his very first Olympic trials.
Taking to Instagram over the weekend, the 23-year-old singer shared the happy news with his fans.
“I’d love to share this personal milestone and let you in on my current journey as an athlete that I’ve kept relatively low key until now,” he let his fans know in the caption, alongside a pic of his muscular torso, in front of a pool and wearing a swim cap.
“Growing up competing, and then inevitably having to cut my career short as 13 year old Australian champion when I 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. For this I will be forever grateful,” Cody writes.
He went on, “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 only 5 months back in the water with my incredible coach @hawkebr, I was able to take out a win and secure a spot at next years Australian Olympic trials in the 100 fly,” he announced.
Cody adds, “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 even got some big shout outs on his post, including one from Michael Phelps, who is the most decorated Olympian of all time with 23 gold medals, three silvers and two bronzes.
Just recently, the Olympics announced some huge news about which sport will be an official competition starting in 2024.
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