Cody Simpson is ‘dusting himself off’ after missing out on the Australian Swimming Championships qualifier by 0.02 seconds as he reveals what likely ‘set him back’ from victory
Cody Simpson has been left disappointed following a less than stellar run at the Australian Swimming Championships on Saturday.
The 24-year-old pop star placed fifth in his 50-metre heat and only narrowly missed advancing to Sunday’s final by 0.02 seconds.
Speaking to News Corp, Cody said he was ‘dusting himself off’ after the crushing defeat, and claimed his two weeks in quarantine could have contributed to a loss in his optimal pool performance.
Hopeful: Cody Simpson, 24, – who missed advancing to Australian Swimming Championships by 0.02 seconds- has said that he is ‘just dusting himself off’ having just left quarantine
‘I probably would have liked to have gone a little quicker, but it was the first race back in a long time and I’ve only just come out of quarantine,’ he said.
Cody continued: ‘Two weeks out of the water sets you back quite a while, but I had to get through the quarantine at some point.’
‘I just wanted to get up and at least do the 50m to dust myself off.’
Cody’s disappointment was written all over his face after he left the pool following the race.
‘I probably would have liked to have gone a little quicker, but it was the first race back in a long time and I’ve only just come out of quarantine,’ he told News Corp after the race
With water dripping from his muscular form, Cody appeared unhappy about the result as he waited poolside.
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.
‘I just wanted to get up and at least do the 50m to dust myself off,’ he said
Gliding! His fit form was on display on Saturday, the newly-minted athlete’s muscles rippling
Giving it his all: He showed strength in the water, gliding at speed
Ah well: With water dripping from his face, Cody appeared unhappy about the result
Despite being listed to swim in the 100m butterfly, the news site claimed he ‘chose not to compete in the second heat’.
Prior to flying into Gold Coast, Cody and his American girlfriend Marloes Stevens (who he has been dating since December 2020) completed a mandatory 14-day quarantine in Howard Springs, Darwin.
Home, sweet home: Prior to flying into Gold Coast, Cody and his American girlfriend Marloes Stevens (pictured right) completed a mandatory 14-day quarantine in Howard Springs, Darwin
Skipped: 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