Kristan Bromley insists he'll have no regrets when he looks back on his four Olympic appearances.
Bromley, 41, ranked Team GB's best slider once again in the men's competition, with his eighth place at the Sanki Sliding Centre, while team-mate Dominic Parsons finished tenth.
“I was hoping to challenge for at least top six but that is just the way it is racing," said Bromley, who won the world title in 2008 and boasts finishes of sixth, fifth and 13th at previous Games.
"When you have a four tenth of a second difference at the start it is just too much on that track, it really is a starter's track.
“The other Olympics I have had a lot of pressure, a lot of stress and I came here without the expectation and probably feel as though I have put in one of my better performances.
“Mixing it with these athletes for me is fantastic. I am at that stage in my career where I have got to pull that start deficit back but my driving has been brilliant and my sled has been brilliant.”
Meanwhile, Parsons - who climbed the World Cup podium for the first time earlier this season - insists he is looking to the future after an encouraging Olympic debut in Sochi.
“I can’t really complain," he said. "I made a few mistakes in all of the runs but it has been a great experience and I know I have got a lot to work on over the next four years.
“I am just enjoying it for the moment, there is so much that I have had to take in which I can use for the next four years to be well prepared.”
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