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Australia swimmer Kyle Chalmers threatens to quit over ‘false headlines’

by ZwemZa on July 31st, 2022

Kyle Chalmers (second right) won gold in the mixed 4×100 freestyle relay at the Commonwealth Games, alongside former girlfriend Emma McKeon (left)

Australian swimmer Kyle Chalmers says his “time in the sport will be finished” if “false headlines” continue to circulate.

The 2016 Olympic champion has dismissed talk of a rift with Commonwealth Games swimming team-mates Cody Simpson and Emma McKeon. Simpson is reportedly dating McKeon, Chalmers’ ex-girlfriend.

Posting on Instagram, the 24-year-old said “tonight is the breaking point”.

“I am your poster boy from 2016 and I’m your villain in 2022,” Chalmers added.

Chalmers – who won the 100m freestyle Olympic title in Rio six years ago – has earned two gold medals at the Commonwealth Games, as part of Australia’s 4x100m freestyle mixed relay and 4x100m freestyle relay.

He added: “Up until this point, I’ve tried to just keep on moving forward but tonight I ask that you please stop writing these false headlines, otherwise my time in the sport will be finished.”

Chalmers’ comments were echoed by Madi Wilson, who said members of the team were “deflated” despite winning gold medals.

“Some of the lines of questioning [by journalists] is hurting my team-mates and enough is enough,” she wrote on her Instagram story.

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