Swimming: Silver medalist Korotyshkin drops retirement hint

Russian swimmer Evgeny Korotyshkin will continue his carrer after winning silver in London but is unlikely to feature at the next Olympics, he said Saturday.

Korotyshkin, 29, won his first Olympic medal with a second-place finish in the men's 100 meters butterfly final on Friday behind American swimmer Michael Phelps.

"Perhaps it would be a good point to retire and go away in a beautiful way," Korotyshkin said. "But on the other hand, I have been working on this all my life, I like this sport. Maybe I will not be swimming until the next Olympics but I need to swim."

Korotyshkin, a two-time world and five time European champion, said he had been targeting bronze and was surprised to get silver.

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