Cody Simpson is about to win a Commonwealth Games medal. Seriously.
The pop star, who started his swimming comeback journey two years ago as something of a sideshow alley attraction, is about to achieve the unthinkable.
The 25-year-old was selected to swim in the men’s 4x100m relay on Saturday night (AEST) and he helped the Aussie team cruise through to the final, which is scheduled for Sunday morning.
Australia is the red hot favourite in the event and is almost certain to pick up a medal — unless disaster or disqualification strikes.
Simpson swam the second leg in the heat, but is not expected to swim in the final.
The Aussie team took care of business in the heats, touching the wall ahead of England with 17-year-old Flynn Southam posting the fastest leg time of 47.89 marginally ahead of Simpson’s 48.86.
As a relay heats swimmer, Simpson will receive any medal the Aussie team…