Yamile Aldama: 'No excuses for my Olympic failure'

Yamile Aldama says that she is "heartbroken" for not winning a medal for Great Britain in the women's triple jump final.

Great Britain triple jumper Yamile Aldama has claimed that she is "heartbroken" for not winning a medal at London 2012.

The 39-year-old finished fifth in the women's final on Sunday following a best leap of 14.48m.

"I have not slept in days," Aldama wrote in The Guardian. "I am heartbroken. What else can I say? It was, probably, my last chance to win an Olympic medal.

"I truly believed that I was going to be on the right side of that line, I believed that I would win a medal. When it did not happen it was so, so painful.

"I threw everything at it. For that I paid the price – landing on my shoulder in the sandpit, I hurt my shoulder and cut my elbow. All of these things are excuses. But there are no excuses, not really. I was not good enough and that is it."

Aldama won gold in this year's world indoor championships in Istanbul.

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