Singer and second-most famous Australian to date Miley Cyrus, Cody Simpson has revealed that he’s qualified for the 2021 Olympic Games swimming trial and uhh, what?
The 23-year-old singer took to Instagram on Sunday night to confirm the news.
“I just qualified for my first Olympic trials,” he wrote.
In addition to being an uber-talented singer/songwriter/musician, Cody Simpson actually had a pretty decent shot at going pro with his swimming, but ultimately decided to give music a shot when the opportunity arose.
“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!” He said.
“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.”
After just six months back in the water, Simpson – who is an absolute beast of a man – qualified for the trials with the help of his coach Brett Hawke.
“It is my greatest ambition to expand the limit and perceived notion of what’s possible for a man to achieve in a single lifetime, and I’m here to tell you can do absolutely ANYTHING if you are willing to work for it. I’m looking forward to seeing where this all takes me on the long road ahead!”
It’s worth noting that qualifying for the trials is only the first step in the long road to the Olympic Games, so this doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll be swimming alongside Kyle Chalmers and the rest of the team in Tokyo next year. But heck, it’s a solid effort from a man who has spent the last decade focusing on an entirely different career path.