Lincolnshire wheelchair racer Jamie Carter targets Paralympic glory in Rio
Jamie Carter's Paralympics ended on a disappointing note but the teenage wheelchair racer insisted it would only fuel his determination on the road to Rio.
Carter is just 17 and was one of the youngest members of Great Britain's track and field team at London 2012.
And that inexperience showed as he clocked 17.75 seconds to finish sixth in his 100m heat, well outside the mark required to progress to the final.
He would have needed to smash his 17.38 personal best to advance and acknowledges there is plenty of hard work ahead if he is to close the gap on the world's best.
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"I'm disappointed but you can't do it every time," said the Binbrook athlete.
"I tried but I felt really tired out there and I just didn't have it at the end.
"The whole experience has been amazing and I really wanted to get out there again and have another race in front of the crowd.
"I could have gone faster so I need to speak with my coach and see what went wrong."
Carter though can take plenty of positives from his experience, in particular his personal best in the 200m.
"Coming here I wanted to get a personal best and make a final and I achieved that in the 200m, so I can't be too upset with my performance, although you always want more," he added.
"I'm one of the youngest guys on the team and I'm still learning really, this is hopefully the first of many Paralympic Games for me.
"The support I've had in the stadium, in the village and back home has been overwhelming, it's impossible to show much it means to have all those people behind you.
"I'm hoping to get a new chair for next season and I'll spend a good winter getting used to it with the World Championships next year in mind."
Carter also hopes to continue working with David Weir, whose gold medal winning performances defined the Games.
The teenager has spent the last year working alongside the multiple Paralympic champion and claims the lessons he is learning are invaluable.
"David is such an inspiration," he said. "I've been working with him for about a year now and he's so generous with his time and advice.
"He's been so focussed on his own performance but he always takes time out to speak with me after sessions and ask how I'm doing.
"He deserves all the praise he's getting because he's a British sporting legend in my opinion and a massive inspiration for what I want to achieve."
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