Ben Ainslie refuses to commit to Rio 2016 Olympics
Ben Ainslie, has refused to commit to another Olympic campaign after securing his fourth straight gold medal.
The 35-year-old, from Falmouth, successfully overhauled the race leader, Denmark's Jonas Hogh-Christensen, with a thrilling final race at Weymouth to become the most decorated Olympic sailor of all time.
But when asked whether he would consider another campaign to try to match Sir Steve Redgrave’s haul of five gold medals, Ainslie left a question mark hanging over it.
“It’s never going to get any better than this - winning a gold medal in front of a home crowd,” he told BBC News.
“Rio, in four years’ time, is a long way off. With so many emotions (now), it’s difficult to be pinned down. The boat is definitely getting too old - it's now done three Olympics.”
Speaking about his future Ben, added: "The America's Cup is the next goal," he said. "I have a new team, BAR (Ben Ainslie Racing), and I am also sailing with Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup
"Rio is way too far ahead [to think about]. It can never get any better than this so whether I'd want to go through it, I don't know."