After the Commonwealth Games Cody Simpson and Emma McKeon drama, Kyle Chalmers arrives at Adelaide International Airport.
Arriving home from a successful Commonwealth Games, champion swimmer Kyle Chalmers was beaming and eager to put the “love triangle” drama that nearly derailed his campaign in the rearview.
At Adelaide Airport, Chalmers’ mother welcomed him and he seemed happy.
In addition to his tracksuit pants, he was dressed in a black hoodie.
As he pushed his mother’s luggage through the airport while carrying his own, the Commonwealth Games gold medalist grinned at the waiting press.
Chalmers took three gold and one silver medal with her from Birmingham.
After the drama surrounding the alleged “love triangle” in swimming involving himself, his ex-girlfriend Emma McKeon, and her new beau Cody Simpson, he admitted during the game that he was thinking about giving up swimming.
When the 4×100 mixed relay team won gold on the first night, the drama made headlines, but the celebrations seemed awkward because McKeon and Chalmers did not shake hands.
When asked about the “false news” that he was involved in a fight with McKeon and Simpson, Chalmers threatened to give up swimming altogether at a press conference in Birmingham.
In a gesture that suggested he was trying to silence his detractors after winning the 100m freestyle on Tuesday, Chalmers put his fingers to his lips.
He also expressed the hope that his most recent victory would serve as “a learning point for everyone,” including the media, and admitted that there had been times when he “could not continue on.”
Additionally, Chalmers denied any division within the team, stating that he was “relieved” it was finally over after his final race at the Games.
After swimming the anchor leg for Australia in their 4x100m mixed medley, he told Channel 7: “There are so many things to be thankful for: being part of the team, it’s special.”
We have had a very, very successful week in the pool, and we are all so close. Hopefully, we can celebrate a little bit tonight as a team before we all leave tomorrow.
Kyle Chalmers all smiles as he arrives at Adelaide Airport on SaturdayThe swimmer won three golds and a silver at the Commonwealth GamesChalmers was greeted by his mother, sharing a laugh as they walked Chalmers considered leaving the sport over ‘love triangle’ claims at Games