Ariarne Titmus shares her thoughts on Australia’s swim team’s love triangle after the Commonwealth Games
Australian swimming star Ariarne Titmus said the ongoing love triangle between her teammates is “emotionally affecting” the national team.
Ms Titmus said the Australian swimming team had each other’s backs at the Commonwealth Games despite tensions between pop star turned swimmer Cody Simpson, Kyle Chalmers and Emma McKeon.
When asked by The Project if the triangular relationship affected the team’s performance, Ms Titmus said: “We all hear about it and it affects our teammates, so it affects us emotionally.”
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Gold medalist Ariarne Titmus (above) said the love triangle between three of her teammates had an “emotional” impact on the national swimming team
“I think we’re trying to hide it, you know, we’re such a close unit and we want to have each other’s backs and I think we did that this week.
“We want everyone to be happy and not go through these things, so I think it affected us, but we certainly got through it.”
Emma McKeon, who won seven medals at the Tokyo Olympics, dated her medley teammate Kyle Chalmers for a few months last year.
McKeon and Cody Simpson, who joined the national swimming team in May, confirmed their relationship in July, just weeks before the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Australian swimming teammates Cody Simpson (left) and Emma McKeon (right) confirmed their relationship in July, just weeks before the 2022 Commonwealth Games
Rumors of team animosity have plagued Australia’s Commonwealth Games experience, with the triangle members only adding fuel to the fire.
Fans were quick to note that Chalmers was apparently avoiding McKeon during the 4x100m mixed Ladley relay when the pair didn’t shake hands before the race or shook hands afterwards.
The situation only got worse when Chalmers didn’t mention McKeon and his female teammate Mollie O’Callaghan while reflecting on the team.
Kyle Chalmers (above) has been accused of trying to oust Cody Simpson from the Australia team by fighting for a spot in the former singer’s coveted event
“It’s (a little different, swimming in the middle), but it’s still against the boys, right?” he said.
“You’re still racing against these fastest guys anyway, so it doesn’t feel much different.”
Despite the controversy, Australia finished the swimming portion of the Commonwealth Games with 25 golds, 21 silvers and 19 bronzes.
Chalmers was previously accused of trying to force Simpson off the swim team in April.
During selection, Chalmers announced that he wanted to compete in the 50m butterfly for the Commonwealth Games – the event Simpson hoped to qualify for.
Both Chalmers and Simpson qualified for the event but did not make it to the Birmingham final.
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