Cate Campbell breaks her silence after swimming golden girl’s Olympics 2024 heartbreak as legend posts emotional message

  • Cate Campbell has broken her silence after her Olympics heartbreak 
  • The Aussie golden girl missed out on qualification for the Paris Games 
  • She cheekily asked for a job after her disappointment 

Cate Campbell is adopting a glass half full approach after missing out on the Olympics in Paris. 

The four-time gold medallist failed in her bid to become the first Aussie to swim at five Olympics on Saturday. finishing seventh in the women’s 50m freestyle at Australia’s Olympic selection trials on Saturday night in Brisbane.

Only the top two place-getters – Shayna Jack and Meg Harris – will race the event at the Paris Games starting on July 26.

Campbell, after missing qualifying for the 100m freestyle final by one hundredth of a second on Friday night, ended her Olympic career with four gold, one silver and three bronze medals.

‘Don’t be sad it’s over, smile because it happened,’ she posted on social media.

Cate Campbell has broken her silence after failing to qualify for Paris

The Australian swimming great failed in the trials held in Brisbane this week

The Australian swimming great failed in the trials held in Brisbane this week

‘I’ll find the right words later, but for now I just want to say THANK YOU. Thank you to everyone who has been part of this chapter of my life.

‘Last night at the pool is a moment I will never forget with people I’ll cherish forever.

‘To everyone who has sent messages, I’ll get back to you as soon as they stop making me cry. Your kindness breaks my heart in the best way.

‘Congratulations to everyone who made the team, I can’t wait to cheer you on! 

‘PS does anyone have anything that needs doing on Monday? Because my calendar has blown wide open.’

Unsurprisingly, Campbell was flooded with messages of support.

Gramt Hackett said: ‘It’s been an honour to stand beside you as a teammate, and watch your amazing career over so many years.

‘Longevity and sustained success are immensely difficult in this sport. You achieved both.’

‘Endlessly proud of the athlete you are, but your legacy is magnified by the person you are,’ Giaan Rooney added.

Jack, who is going to Paris ahead of Campbell, said: ‘Truly an inspiration to all. Thank you for everything you have done for swimming, your country and me!’

Swimming superstar Mollie O’Callaghan said: ‘You’re amazing and such an inspiration.’