Commonwealth Games 2022: Cody Simpson’s result in the relay, Australian swimming news

Cody Simpson has been selected to swim on Australia’s men’s 4x100m freestyle relay team in a move that almost guaranteed him a medal at the Commonwealth Games.

Australia are the red-hot favorites in the event and will almost certainly get a medal, barring disaster or disqualification.

Simpson swam the second leg of the heats on Saturday night (AEST), but is not expected to swim in the final on Sunday morning.

The Australian team took matters into their own hands in the heats, hitting the wall ahead of England with 17-year-old Flynn Southam posting the fastest stage time of 47.89 marginally ahead of Simpson’s 48.86.

While a relay swimmer warms up, Simpson will receive any medals the Australian team wins in the final.

It is perhaps the most significant development in his entire swimming journey after he announced his decision to return to the pool two years ago after more than 10 years away from the sport where he became an international pop star and dated some of the most famous people in Hollywood, including Gigi Hadid and Miley Cyrus.

His dream of representing Australia came true on Friday when he competed in the semifinals of the men’s 50m butterfly.

However, all three Australians in the event were eliminated in the semi-final and Australia was not represented in the final in a major shock.

Simpson was a surprise entrant in the event after Isaac Cooper’s withdrawal and was happy to have two competitive swims before the 100m butterfly.

“It’s nice to have that under my belt earlier in the week,” Simpson told Channel 7. “I’m having a good time so far.”

The 25-year-old’s journey from music artist to swimming star has captivated Australia this year since he qualified for the Commonwealth Games at the Australian Swimming Championships in May.

After breaking into the Dolphins team as the third-fastest swimmer in the 100-meter butterfly, his favorite event, Simpson was expected to be a minor note in the gold rush the Australian team is expected to deliver at the Olympics. the Commonwealth.

However, he still has the potential to win three medals.

He will compete in the men’s 100m butterfly, but it is in the relay where Simpson has his best chance of winning a medal.

In addition to the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay, Simpson also has a very real chance to be selected as the heat swimmer in the men’s 4x100m medley relay.

He was third-fastest in the butterfly event at the national championships, but national champion Matt Temple and Chalmers are expected to rest from heats before swimming in the final.

Originally published as Things are about to get crazy for Cody Simpson at the Commonwealth Games

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