Norwegian swimmer Ingeborg Løyning has finally spilled the beans on her relationship with Australian sensation Kyle Chalmers.
Løyning has told a Norwegian news channel that she has been dating Chalmers for around 12 months.
Løyning is a 23-year-old backstroker and moved to Adelaide in March this year ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympics.
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She is reportedly training in “the same squad” as Chalmers.
“Yes, we are a couple,” she confirmed.
“We have been there for quite some time, since around December.
Chalmers and Løyning have been dating for around 12 months Credit: Getty Images/Instagram
“That is not the whole reason, but one of the reasons why I went down to train in Australia.”
The new power couple are not “Instagram official” and have been private about their romance up until now.
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Chalmers, 25, was in a high-profile relationship with Australian mega-star Emma McKeon in 2021.
McKeon then famously started dating popstar Cody Simpson and explosive rumours of a love triangle swirled during the 2022 swimming trials and the Commonwealth Games.
After Simpson and McKeon went public, Chalmers spoke out about the headlines that painted him as a jilted lover.
He said the media storm “makes me question my future in the sport”.
“I think media don’t realise, as I said on Instagram, how much impact it has on athletes and mental health,” he said during the Commonwealth Games.
Simpson and Chalmers at the Australian 2023 World Swimming Championship Trials in June this year. Credit: Getty Images
He also addressed his relationship with Simpson.
“I do nothing but be as positive as I possibly can,” he said.
“I support him on the team but, again, people just want clickbait on the article.
“It’s unfortunate that I can’t do anything right at this point in time.”
Løyning said she hadn’t felt the need to be public about her relationship with Chalmers previously.
Løyning is loving her time in Adelaide. Credit: InstagramShe says she hasn’t felt the need to go public with the relationship. Credit: Instagram
“We haven’t exactly been aware of it, but I guess there hasn’t been any need to show off the relationship,” she said.
“Swimming is big in Australia, and he prepared me that there was going to be a little more pressure than I’m used to.
“But so far it has been quiet and calm.”
Løyning is also using her time in Adelaide to study business economics.
Chalmers is an Olympic gold medallist and a world record holder in the short course 100 metre freestyle.
He won his Olympic gold in the 100m freestyle during the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
He won silver in Tokyo but has previously flagged that Paris could be his last Olympics.