Kyle Chalmers is taken care of by his mother when he returns to Australia after threatening to stop swimming during the Commonwealth Games over a ‘love triangle’ drama with Cody Simpson and Emma McKeon
- Kyle Chalmers all smiles when he arrives at Adelaide Airport on Saturday
- The swimmer won three gold and silver medals at the Commonwealth games
- Chalmers was greeted by his mother and smiled as they walked
- Chalmers Considered Leaving Sport Over ‘Love Triangle’ Claims At Games
Champion swimmer Kyle Chalmers had come home all smiles from a successful Commonwealth Games, chasing the drama of the ‘love triangle’ that nearly derailed his campaign in the rear-view mirror.
Chalmers was met by his mother at Adelaide airport and appeared in good spirits.
He was wearing a black hoodie with Australian swim team sweatpants.
The Commonwealth Games gold medalist beamed at the waiting media as he carried his luggage through the airport with his mother.
Australian swimmer Kyle Chalmers (right) was all smiles as he came home from a successful Commonwealth Games stint, looking at his ‘love triangle’ drama in the rear-view mirror
Chalmers was met by his mother at Adelaide airport when he returned home in good spirits after winning three golds and one silver at the Commonwealth Games
Chalmers had previously threatened to quit the sport after the drama surrounding coverage of his ex-girlfriend Emma McKeon and her current beau Cody Simpson
Chalmers left Birmingham with three golds and one silver.
During the match, he said he was considering quitting the sport after the drama surrounding the reported swimming “love triangle” between himself, ex-girlfriend Emma McKeon and her newfound beauty Cody Simpson.
Cody Simpson and Emma McKeon were fan favorites at the Commonwealth Games
The drama made headlines when the mixed 4×100 relay team won gold on opening night, but the celebrations seemed tinged with awkwardness as McKeon and Chalmers didn’t shake hands after taking the win.
At a press conference in Birmingham, Chalmers threatened to stop swimming if “false news” continued to circulate that he was arguing with McKeon and Simpson.
After winning gold in the 100-meter freestyle on Tuesday, Chalmers put his fingers to his lips in a gesture that suggested he silenced his critics after winning gold.
He had also said he had had moments when he “couldn’t go on” and said he hoped his latest win was “a learning point for everyone”, including the media.
Kyle Chalmers has made headlines more often at these Commonwealth Games, including a ‘shush’ to the media after winning gold in the 100m freestyle
Chalmers also dismissed reports of a split in the team, saying he was “relieved” after his last race at the Games that it was now over.
“There are so many things to be thankful for: being part of the team, it’s special,” he told Channel 7 after swimming the anchor leg for Australia in their 4x100m mixed medley.
“And we’re all so close and it’s been a very, very successful week in the pool for us and hopefully we can celebrate a little bit tonight as a team and of course we all leave tomorrow.”