Cody Simpson qualifies for 100m butterfly finals at Birmingham 2022

The Australian swimmer put aside the disappointment of not qualifying for the 50m event to take a place in the final, which takes place on Tuesday (2 August).

By Jo Gunston
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Cody Simpson put right the disappointment of not qualifying for the 50m butterfly final at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games by qualifying for the 100m fly instead.

The 25-year-old singer-turned-swimmer made sure of his place in the final after coming fifth in qualification on Monday (1 August) at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre in a time of 52.16s.

Simpson's compatriot Matthew Temple qualified in first (51.52s) with South Africa's Chad Le Clos second (51.64s).

England's James Guy (51.82s) and Josh Liendo of Canada (51.85s) made up third and fourth, respectively.

Not many pop stars can lay claim to having recorded four studio albums and have won Commonwealth Games gold but Simpson can do just that having claimed the 4x100m freestyle relay title with his compatriots on Saturday.

Can he make it a second medal come Tuesday?

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How to watch the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

UK: BBC TV, Radio, iPlayer

Canada: CBC Sports, CBC Sports app

Australia: Channel 7, 7Plus

New Zealand: Sky, TVNZ

India: Sony LIV

Further streaming details can be found on the Commonwealth Games website here.

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