Shayna Jack makes Australia’s Commonwealth Games swim team, pop star Cody Simpson also qualifies

Queensland swimmer Shayna Jack capped her comeback from a drug ban by finishing second in the women’s 100m freestyle at the Australian Swimming Championships in Adelaide.

His second-place finish in a personal best secures his selection for Team Australia for the World Championships in Budapest in June and the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in July.

The race was won by Mollie O’Callaghan, who set the fastest time in the world this year at 52.49 seconds.

This is Jack’s first time with an Australian team since she ended her two-year ban for taking a trace amount of the banned drug Ligandrol in 2019.

Jack protested her innocence but, after a series of legal challenges, she was forced to take time off from sport and miss the Olympics last year.

Jack last competed for Australia at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, where she won a gold medal in the relay.

“I’m overwhelmed with the excitement of being back on the team,” Jack said, fighting back tears.

“Not many people know what I’ve really been through – you know the depth of it and to be back and wearing those colors again means more than anything to me.

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