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Chambers rebuffs retirement rumours
Dwain Chambers is looking ahead to his next race after his World Championship campaign in Moscow ended in disappointment.
The 35-year-old Belgrave Harrier has his 100m relay bronze medal moment taken away from him last Sunday after a blunderous second-leg handover between Harry Aikines-Aryeetey and James Ellington led to disqualification.
The vastly-experienced Chambers, the seven-time national 100m champion, produced a barnstorming final leg for GB to finish third in 37.80 seconds, but this all came to nothing after the whole team were told the bad news.
"It’s emotional," he said.
"After crossing the line in third place and securing ourselves a medal we were looking forward to getting on the podium.
"But this is sport, it’s just unfortunate that we weren’t able to experience what those guys are experiencing now.
"All we can do now is get back home, build our team spirit back up again and move on to the next one.
"We’re not going to take any individual criticism for it or individual responsibility.
"We all go out there together, it’s a team effort and we did the best we could."
Canada were promoted to the third podium position after a successful appeal while Usain Bolt powered Jamaica to yet another relay title in 37.36 and USA taking silver in 37.66.
And Chambers has quashed rumours he is poised to hang up his spikes at the end of the season.
"Retirement doesn’t come into my mind," he added.
"I still enjoy it and today was just a taster of that enjoyment again.
"We have just got to dust ourselves off and move on to next year."
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