Former ironwoman and cricket WAG Candice Warner has known as out swimmer Kyle Chalmers for the media storm which adopted his each transfer on the Commonwealth Games.
Speaking on the Back Page, Warner felt Chalmers did not deal with the ‘love triangle’ nicely, which featured his ex-girlfriend Emma McKeon and her new man, pop star turned swimmer Cody Simpson.
The spouse of Australian cricketer David Warner additionally felt Chalmers continuously craves gushing headlines, however something remotely destructive he cannot deal with.
She pointed to the truth that Chalmers blocked out the noise to win gold within the 100m freestyle on the Rio Olympics in 2016 and questioned why he did not once more channel his vitality in Birmingham.
‘He is aware of how you can cope with the stress,’ Warner, who has endured loads of destructive publicity herself, mentioned.
‘Why hasn’t Kyle put a self-imposed media ban (on himself) till the Games are over?
Former ironwoman and cricket WAG Candice Warner has known as out Kyle Chalmers for the media storm which adopted his each transfer on the Commonwealth Games
The spouse of Australian cricketer David Warner additionally felt Chalmers craves gushing headlines, however something destructive he cannot deal with (pictured, Chalmers after profitable the 100m freestyle remaining)
‘I’m just a bit bit confused by the state of affairs and why he is partaking with the media.
‘He’s not within the mistaken, however he additionally has the facility and skill to cease it and in addition simply to deal with his swim occasions.’
Reports of attainable rift between Chalmers and Simpson first surfaced at this yr’s nationwide championships in Adelaide, main Warner to query why the 24-year-old wasn’t ready for the barrage of questions he knew he would face from reporters within the UK.
‘Would there not have been a technique put in place earlier than these Games? We have not simply began speaking about this now, we have been talking about this love triangle earlier than the Commonwealth Games,’ Warner mentioned.
She added ‘alpha male’ Chalmers might have been nursing a bruised ego after he and McKeon went their separate methods final yr and he or she then started courting Simpson.
Chalmers, who received the 100m freestyle and was a member of the triumphant 4x100m freestyle relay profitable groups within the males’s and blended occasions, dropped a bombshell in Birmingham by stating he might not compete on the 2024 Olympics in Paris.
Pop turned turned swimmer Cody Simpson and golden woman Emma McKeon have been dragged into the ‘love triangle’ saga with Chalmers – but have remained silent on the ‘concern’
Chalmers is prone to now take a break from the pool, along with his psychological well being at ‘all-time low.’
‘If I’ve to maintain going via the same factor (media scrutiny) I will not final till Paris, I do know that,’ he mentioned after profitable the 100m freestyle remaining.
‘It’s too difficult and never one thing I swim for. It has actually set me again rather a lot. I actually don’t know what’s subsequent for me.’
He wasn’t completed but, later posting on Instagram he’s uninterested in the villain narrative.
‘Media hurts extra then [sic] individuals realise, solely a lot we are able to take earlier than sufficient is sufficient,’ he wrote.
‘Thank you media for ruining it for us all. Hope you are all blissful, sleeping nicely whereas we lay right here sleepless and upset.’
His father additionally weighed in on the state of affairs, breaking down on radio in Adelaide.
Speaking on Mix 102.3 to presenter Ali Clarke on Tuesday, Brett Chalmers praised his son for addressing the ‘fixed negativity.’
Chalmers’ assault on social media claiming the destructive consideration had taken a toll on his teammates and stolen the highlight from their achievements on the Commonwealth Games
Kyle Chalmers’ father Brett broke down on radio when describing what he feels is ‘harassment’ from the media in current weeks
Mr Chalmers additionally felt Swimming Australia ought to have supplied extra help to the Olympic gold medallist.
‘It’s a type of bullying and harassment, these individuals (media) get away with it, they destroy individuals’s lives,’ he mentioned earlier than breaking down.
‘It has been arduous watching Kyle undergo all this alone, you are feeling helpless 15,000 kilometres away.
‘I really feel Swimming Australia ought to have supported Kyle extra.’
Mr Chalmers went on to single out former Aussie swimmer turned media identification Johanna Griggs, who on Monday mentioned Chalmers must toughen up.
‘Everyone has jumped on the ‘Rockstar’ bandwagon,’ he fumed.
‘Do we ask Johanna Griggs about her private life, and can we care about it?’