Jon Eley: British speed-skater retires after three Olympics

Jon Eley carries the British flag during the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony
Jon Eley carried the British flag during the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Sochi

British Olympic short track speed-skater Jon Eley has retired, ruling out a bid for a fourth Winter Games.

The 31-year-old, who was the Team GB flag bearer last year in Sochi, made his Olympic debut at Turin 2006 and twice won world relay bronze medals.

He cites being a new father and "not wanting to just make up the numbers" at the next Games in Pyeongchang 2018 as being behind the decision.

He tweeted: "It's official, I have hung up my skates."

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