Team GB swimmer Hannah Miley not considering retirement following Olympic woe

Hannah Miley not considering retirement
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Team GB swimmer Hannah Miley rules out retirement after failing to medal in the 400m individual medley at the Olympics in Rio.

Team GB swimmer Hannah Miley has insisted that she is not thinking about retiring after missing out on a medal in her favoured event at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

The 27-year-old Scot missed out on a bronze medal by less than a fifth of a second in the 400m individual medley at the weekend.

Miley also failed to qualify for the final in the 200m event, but still has a chance to medal in the 4x200m freestyle relay later this week.

When asked about her future, Miley told BBC Sport: "Retirement is not on the cards yet. I'd need to stop enjoying swimming for that to happen and that's not the case.

"It would be selfish if I just sat in the corner and cried to myself. I need to be strong for the team because it's not just about me.

"I've set myself a target of doing the World Cups to keep myself ticking over. I want to try and find a new way of viewing my races and kind of enjoying it a lot more."

Miley won gold in the 400m medley at the Commonwealth Games in 2014, and nabbed a silver in the event at the European Championships this year.

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