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Cody Simpson's will cap his stunning return to swimming by representing Australia at the Commonwealth Games, but will not take part in the world championship later this year.
At the end of one of the most controversial weeks in Australian swimming, the national team selectors picked Simpson in the team for the butterfly events for the Commonwealth games in Birmingham this winter.
Simpson, who is best known for his successful music career and returned to swimming in 2020, will compete in the butterfly events but has missed out on a spot for the world championships.
Cody Simpson will represent Australia at the Commonwealth Games in July
The 25-year-old Queenslander looked to have booked himself a spot at the worlds in the 100m butterfly after finishing third in the event at the national swimming championships in Adelaide behind Kyle Chalmers and winner Matt Temple.
Australia can only field two representatives and Simpson was expected to make it because Chalmers would drop out due to his busy schedule and need to preserve his body after picking up serious injuries and undergoing surgery.
However, Chalmers subsequently changed his mind, insisting he will compete in the 100m butterfly at the upcoming world championships in Budapest next month.
Chalmers was a shock absentee at from Sunday’s ceremony announcing the Australian swim team, citing the need of taking break from the spotlight for mental health reasons.
The pop star only returned to swimming in 2020 and narrowly missed out on a spot in the Australian team for the world championships next month
He looked set to represent Australia in the 100m butterfly at the world championships until Kyle Chalmers changed his mind on Thursday and decided to compete in the event
'The last few days have been difficult for Kyle, both mentally and