'I'm not wanted': Tamsyn set to retire after London snub


Created: 24 July 2012
A disgruntled Tamsyn Manou has indicated she will retire in the wake of her London Olympics selection snubbing.

The 35-year-old fell short of an A-qualifying time for the 800 metres but won the national selection trials. She is upset that Athletics Australia officials opted to head to London without a runner in the event rather than take her — and revealed she was likely to quit the sport after nearly two decades as a national champion.

"I’m not sure if I will race again. I am a competitor and I find it hard to keep racing if there’s no longer a goal," said Manou on her blog.

"There is only so long you can put your life on hold for a sport that really doesn’t make you feel like they want you anymore."

Read the full story at the Sydney Morning Herald


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