Cody Simpson’s aspirations to compete in the Tokyo Olympics have come to an end.
The Australian singer had been attempting to qualify for the postponed 2020 games in swimming. On June 17, his hopes came crashing down at the Australian Olympic Swimming Trials when he missed the mark by 1.14 seconds.
After it was over, Cody reflected on his experience and vowed to try to swim for Australia at the 2024 Games in Paris.
“What an experience racing at my first Australian Olympic Trials,” he wrote on Instagram. “To make a final was our goal this year and with less than a year of training we did just that. I’ve come so much further than I expected to this year and to be racing the best in the country already is a privilege.”
He also thanked former Aussie Olympian Brett Hawke and his training partner for pushing him.
“I’m so psyched to get back to training,” he said. “See you in 3 years..”
Throughout his training, Cody often documented his progress.
“Just achieved my 2 goals for this year at once! An Olympic trials final and a 52. 100m fly swim,” he wrote on Instagram on June 16.
His journey was also documented in the Amazon Prime. documentary “Head Above Water.”