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Cody Simpson may have missed out on the Australian Olympics team heading to Tokyo, but he certainly left a lasting impression on selectors.
The Aussie pop star finished last in the Olympic trials, but has done ever so well to even get to that stage in the first place.
"What an experience racing at my first Australian Olympic Trials," Simpson said after his race.
"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."
24-year-old Simpson - who first burst onto the music scene as a blonde-haired, fresh-faced teenager - only rediscovered his passion (and talent) for swimming in recent years.
It's understood he was successful in the pool as a kid but parked his love for the sport while his music career took off in the United States.
Now back home in Australia and Simpson has been training non-stop in a bid to make the Australian Olympic swimming team.
When crunch time arrived, he fell agonisingly short but still produced an impressive time of 52.94 seconds while competing in the 100-metre butterfly final.
Matthew Temple took home first place with a time of 50.45 - a new Australian record.
But if you thought this was all just a stunt and that Simpson would turn his back on the sport after not qualifying, then you'd be sorely mistaken.
"I'm so psyched to get back to training," he added.
"See you in 3 years."
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@primevideoaunz/@codysimpson
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