Australian popstar-turned-swimmer Cody Simpson has continued his good form at the Australian Short Course Championships in Sydney after he won the 100-metre butterfly event.
Simpson dominated the race and led from start to finish in a time of 50.60 as he added the butterfly win to his 100-metre freestyle victory on Thursday night.
By winning the two events, the 26-year-old captured his first national titles as a professional swimmer, as he continues his build up towards making the Australian team for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
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“I’ve adopted an attack mentality, aiming to leave nothing in the tank and to just see what happens,” Simpson told Olympian Sarah Ryan after winning the butterfly event.
“I’m a student of the sport every single day, with my coach (Michael Bohl) and my team helping me improve in whatever area I can and there’s tonnes more I can learn and improve on.
“And I’m here to put everything I do in training into my racing.”
Meanwhile, swimming star Bronte Campbell has returned to winning ways at the Australian Short Course Championships as she sets her sights on competing at a fourth Olympic Games.
The double Olympic champ led from first stroke to the last in the 100-metres freestyle at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on Thursday night, winning in 52.39 seconds.
The five-time world champion Campbell, who will also contest the 50-metres event, outpaced runner-up Sydney Brown (54.17) and third-placed Sarah Locke (54.98).
The 29-year-old Campbell was left thanking the crowd, telling them: “I’m so proud to be here … and see this next generation come through.
“I’m just enjoying being back in this pool where I’ve had so many great memories.
“As a little kid it was never about winning Olympic gold, it was about wearing the green and gold. And the thought of going to four Games is way bigger than I could have ever dreamt.”
– With AAP
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