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Australia Cody Simpson places fifth in Australian Swimming Championships

17:40  17 april  2021
17:40  17 april  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Cody Simpson recently returned to Australia to take part in the Australian National Championships in Southport, Queensland.

However the singer-turned-athlete has had a less than stellar run at the competition - missing the 100 metre butterfly race on Friday, and coming in fifth in the 50 metre heat on Saturday.

The 24-year-old's disappointment was written all over his face after he left the pool following the race.

a man standing on a sidewalk: Next time: Cody Simpson (pictured) came in fifth in the 50 metre heat in the Australian National Championships in Southport, Queensland on Saturday © Provided by Daily Mail Next time: Cody Simpson (pictured) came in fifth in the 50 metre heat in the Australian National Championships in Southport, Queensland on Saturday

With water dripping from his muscular form, Cody appeared unhappy about the result as he waited poolside.

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Before the swim, Cody was all smiles as he showed off his newly-buff, athletic physique.

He oozed confidence as he stepped out in a tiny Speedo at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre event.

On Friday, according to News.com.au, the star failed to show up to the competition, which is considered a forerunner to the Olympic trials in Adelaide in June.

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Despite being listed to swim in the 100m butterfly, the news site he 'chose not to compete in the second heat.'

Prior to flying into Gold Coast, Cody and his American girlfriend Marloes Stevens who have been dating since December 2020, completed a mandatory 14-day quarantine in Howard Springs, Darwin.

Once it finished, the singer and his 28-year-old model girlfriend were spotted walking hand-in-hand to a coffee shop in Queensland's Mermaid Beach.

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Earlier this year, Cody revealed to The New York Times what inspired him to jump back into the pool and compete in the 2024 Paris Olympics.

He explained he decided he still had a shot in the pool after seeing American swimmer Caeleb Dressel - who is five months his junior - beat a record set by Michael Phelps in 2019.

a woman with a racket: Missed it: Despite being listed to swim in the 100m butterfly, the news site he 'chose not to compete in the second heat' © Provided by Daily Mail Missed it: Despite being listed to swim in the 100m butterfly, the news site he 'chose not to compete in the second heat' a woman wearing a hat: Ready: Prior to flying into Gold Coast, Cody and his American girlfriend Marloes Stevens who have been dating since December 2020, completed a mandatory 14-day quarantine in Howard Springs, Darwin © Provided by Daily Mail Ready: Prior to flying into Gold Coast, Cody and his American girlfriend Marloes Stevens who have been dating since December 2020, completed a mandatory 14-day quarantine in Howard Springs, Darwin

'I stopped drinking that night and started finding pools the next day,' Cody, who hails from the Gold Coast, said.

Despite having an incredibly successful music career that saw him discovered on YouTube and signed by an American record label in 2010 at the age of 13, his childhood Olympic dreams were bigger.

'I love the music industry very much, and I'll continue to be a musician long into my life, but it's not as pure of a pursuit as sport, which just comes straight down to the clock,' he told The New York Times.

a man in a swimming pool: Inspired: Cody revealed to The New York Times that American swimmer Caeleb Dressel inspired him to jump back into the pool and compete in the 2024 Paris Olympics © Provided by Daily Mail Inspired: Cody revealed to The New York Times that American swimmer Caeleb Dressel inspired him to jump back into the pool and compete in the 2024 Paris Olympics Read more

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John Konrads, who set 26 world records and claimed Olympic gold, has died at the age of 78.His brilliant, but relatively brief career saw him set 26 individual freestyle world records, at distances ranging from 200m to 1500m, and he won the gold medal in the 1500m freestyle at the 1960 Rome Olympics.

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