Casual Update: Cody Simpson Just Qualified for the Olympic Trials

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From Cosmopolitan

  • Oh hi there, Cody Simpson has qualified for the Olympic trials in swimming.

  • This! Has! Been! An! Update!

Anyone out here wondering what Cody Simpson has been doing with himself since he and Miley Cyrus broke up? Oh, you know, just casually becoming an Olympic swimmer. The Prince Neptune poet hopped on Instagram over the weekend to make this very low-key announcement, musing "I just qualified for my first Olympic trials" and explaining that he's been keeping his athletic journey "relatively low key until now."

"Growing up competing, and then inevitably having to cut my career short as 13 year old Australian champion when I was given an opportunity in music that I couldn’t refuse," Cody explained. "I have had the chance to experience and learn so much as a musician from touring around the world, releasing albums, performing as a leading man on Broadway, publishing a work of poetry, traveling with and speaking at the United Nations on environmental and oceanic matters and much more. For this I will be forever grateful. Now almost exactly 10 years later, here I am once more."

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Cody went on to say that there's been a "silent fire" in his stomach urging him to return to swimming, and that "after only 5 months back in the water with my incredible coach @hawkebr, I was able to take out a win and secure a spot at next years Australian Olympic trials in the 100 fly."

Wow! Congratulations to Cody! Meanwhile, I'll be here working on a very different but also legit Olympic sport: marathon chip eating.

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