Christian Malcolm unsure over athletics future following Olympic exit

Malcolm unsure over athletics future
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Great Britain's Christian Malcolm is pondering his future after his failure to reach the final of the 200m at the London Olympics.

Team GB's Christian Malcolm has hinted that he may call time on his athletics career following his exit from the Olympic Games in London last night.

The 33-year-old finished third during his 200m semi-finals but he missed out on one of the fastest loser slots into the tonight's final.

Having experienced a similar set of circumstances at the World Championships 12 months ago, the Welshman has admitted that he is unsure as to whether or not he will be competing at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

"I'll be honest, I really want to be at Glasgow 2014 but I just don't know," he said. "Last year in Daegu I felt I was going well [in the] pre-training camps and I went in and didn't run well.

"It's happened again this year so I'm thinking to myself 'Am I getting too old now?'

"It makes it even more difficult there's a World Champs in between now and Glasgow 2014 but I'll see after we analyse what I'm going to do."

Malcolm finished fifth in his event in the final during the 2008 Games in Beijing.

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