One of Windsor's top athletes and a Canadian Olympic hopeful is thinking seriously about what happens next in his life.
Jamie Adjetey-Nelson of Windsor is back home after failing to qualify for the Canadian Olympic track team.
Last week at the Olympic trials in Calgary, he was leading after nine of the 10 decathlon events. But during the 1,500-metre race, he failed to finish after suffering cramps in both of his legs.
It meant an immediate end to his Olympic dream - at least for this year. It may have also marked the end of his career.
"All I remember is just laying there seeing my Olympic dream so close. It was the most devastating disappointment in sport for me - ever," Adjetey-Nelson said.
Now, the 28-year-old has to decide what to do next in life.
"I’m going to take a few weeks and relax and not make any decisions. I love track and field. I really have to sit back and see if there are another few years to do this," he said. "I also have to think about moving on, transitioning into a different path."
Adjetey-Nelson has a teaching degree. He is considering becoming a police officer.
He wants to stay in Windsor; wants to stay in track; and wants to have an impact on the next generation of athletes.
He's discussing his options with his coaches and long-time girlfriend.
"I would like to get married. I want to start a family. It’s not all about me," he said.
In failing to qualify for the London Olympic Games, Adjetey-Nelson will now lose $24,000 in funding.
"I have to approach it as a job or career. I don’t look to make money but I want to stay at that high level of competition," Adjetey-Nelson said. "I’m at my peak right now. I won’t fall off much in the next few years but it’s difficult to maintain. Am I willing to go another four years?"
That's decision he now has to make.