Jackson considers Biathlon future

Great Britain biathlete Lee Jackson will consider his future after a 42nd-place finish in the men's individual 20km race in Sochi.

The 33-year-old said he is undecided about whether to commit to the next four-year term towards Pyeongchang in 2018 and may take up the option of reverting back to a full-time career in the military.

Jackson, who finished just over four and a half minutes behind winner Martin Fourcade of France, said: "I'll finish my season then take a long and well deserved holiday with my family, away from my skis and my rifle.

"I will assess what I want to do because without a goal I'm not going to continue. I need to see if I've got the legs to keep going for at least another couple of years."

Jackson said he was reasonably happy with his performances on a gruelling course, despite having missed out on his goal of a top-60 finish in his opening sprint race.

Jackson added: "Conditions have been really tough but apart from one miss in my shooting it was pretty much perfect for me. I'm extremely happy to have had just one miss out of 30."

Frenchman Fourcade, who had also triumphed in the 12.5km pursuit on Monday, skied strongly throughout and a single missed shot meant he finished in a time of 49 minutes 31.7 seconds.

Germany's Erik Lesser won his nation's first biathlon medal of the Games in 49:43.9, while Russia's Evgeniy Garanichev celebrated his 26th birthday by taking bronze for the host nation in 50:06.2.