Pop star turned swimmer Cody Simpson has Olympic dream dashed after missing out on Paris 2024 spot

Cody Simpson put his singing career on hold to try and make it to the Olympics but has had his dream squashed by less than half of a second.

The former pop star will not make it to Paris 2024 after failing to secure his spot in the Australian team’s qualifying rounds in Brisbane on Saturday. 

Simpson, 27, came in fifth in the men’s 100 metre butterfly final behind Matt Temple who won in 51.15 seconds, Ben Armbruster’s 51.23 seconds, Shaun Champion’s 51.40 seconds and Jesse Coleman who finished in 51.51 seconds.

Despite his agonising loss, falling short of Mr Coleman by just 0.28 seconds, Simpson said the experience was ‘absolutely unbelievable’. 

‘I am proud of myself and I knew it was going to be a tight one tonight,’ he said.

Former pop star Cody Simpson will not make it to the Paris Olympics after coming fifth in the 100m butterfly qualifier final in Brisbane on Saturday night

Despite losing out by just 0.28 seconds Simpson said the experience was 'absolutely incredible'

Despite losing out by just 0.28 seconds Simpson said the experience was ‘absolutely incredible’

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