Aussie pop star, turned hopeful Olympic athlete, Cody Simpson has turned heads after showing off his shredded physique in Australia.
The Aussie pop star stunned the sporting world last year when he announced that he'd qualified for Australia's Olympic swim trials.
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The 23-year-old Aussie decided to have another crack at his "first love" of swimming after ditching his sporting career to chase an opportunity in music at a young age.
Last year, he gave himself a shot at competing in the Tokyo Games next year, after smashing the qualifying benchmark of 56.87 seconds, with a time of 54.9s in the 100m butterfly.
Simpson had been training in the United States with Aussie Olympian Brett Hawke, before his recent return to Australia to compete.
While he had posted plenty of workout videos over the last few months, Simpson still caused a stir after appearing at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre for a training session.
The Aussie is preparing for the Australian National Swimming Championship, despite having just got out of quarantine.
Simpson could still qualify for the Tokyo Olympics after the Games were delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
He will compete in the Olympic trials in Adelaide this June in an attempt to gain a ticket to Tokyo.
Sky is the limit for Simpson
Last year, coach Hawke said Simpson was dedicated to a four-year plan regardless of this current Olympic trial outcome.
“Our goal is to be as fast as we can possibly be this year and just keep building on that,” Hawke told said on Afternoon Sport with former Australian cricketer Shane Lee and sports presenter Tim Gilbert.
“He’s looking at this as a four-year plan, he’s committed to four years.
“He had a conversation with (Olympic legend) Michael Phelps who told him, ‘You can’t do anything in under four years, you’ve got to commit to that’ so he said, ‘OK, I’ll agree to that, I’ll give it four years’.
“He’s looking from the age of 23-27 here and that’s prime athletic age for anybody.
“I think that’s the best chance he’ll have, to make an Olympic team four years from now.
“We’re not putting any limits on where we’re going with this, but at the same time we’re not telling people, ‘This is the goal’.
“We want to get better every day and see where it takes us.”
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