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Isaac Cooper chosen for Tokyo Olympics medley team

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Isaac Cooper will again race in the Olympics, this time as part of the 4 x 100 metre medley relay heat.

After swimming a personal best time in his Olympic debut Bundaberg's Isaac Cooper will make a splash again tonight for the 4 x 100m medley relay heat.

The 17-year-old has made local headlines over the past few weeks for his swimming success, first when he qualified for the Tokyo Olympics and again when he made it into the semi-finals for the men's 100m backstroke.

While the passionate swimmer didn't secure a place in the finals, he did conquer a personal best time of 53.43 in the backstroke event.

Now, Isaac is gearing up to make his mark in the pool again when he takes on the medley race at 9.27 pm AEST tonight.

To prepare himself for the big race, his Dad Alan Cooper said Isaac had spent the past few days making sure he was focused.

“He has stopped a lot of communication on social media just so he can really keep focused on his swimming,” Alan said.

“While he was a bit flat after not making the finals in the backstroke, Isaac has turned himself around again and is on top of his game.

“You know, he did a PB at the Olympics at just 17 years old, he is swimming amazingly well for someone so young and he is beginning to realise that.”

Alan said while Isaac was currently off social media, he was still very aware of all the support he was getting back at home.

“We just want to say a big thank you to the community in Bundaberg,” he said.

“The support here has been so fantastic and Isaac knows it, so thank you to everyone who has been cheering him on.”

You catch the Olympics live and free in Australia on Channel 7, 7mate, 7two and 7plus.

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