Jun 30, 2014, 7:39 PM EDT
Two-time Olympic skeleton athlete John Daly eloquently expressed his retirement on social media Monday, ending a 13-year career.
Daly was in fourth place after three of four runs at the Sochi Olympics, .04 of a second behind teammate Matt Antoine for bronze-medal position.
His medal hopes evaporated with a slip at the start of his final run, his sled came out of a groove in the ice and he had no chance of recovering the rest of the way down the track. Daly finished 15th and spoke through tears afterward.
“I don’t regret anything,” Daly said on NBC that night, “but I do wish I could get that last run back … just one more chance.”
Daly, 28, also finished 17th at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and is one half of the YouTube sensation series Your Daly Nitro with former Olympic Training Center roommate bobsledder Steven Langton.
Olympic skeleton athlete John Daly filed retirement paperwork in April. Just announced it today. The best hair in sliding is gone.—
Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) June 30, 2014
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