A run to third place, supported by the cheers of a full capacity British crowd, was not enough for Christian Malcolm (coach: Dan Pfaff) who was sadly eliminated in the semi finals of the 200m.
Malcolm, running in his fourth Olympics, was the last Welshman to be involved in individual competitions at the Olympic Stadium, but unfortunately his time was not among the two fastest losers, the Cardiff AAC sprinter crossing the line in 20.51.
“I am gutted I did not make the final, but I did not run a particularly great race" said Malcolm.
“I am not going to make any excuses because I had a good pre-training camp that went well and I expected a lot more from myself. The same happened at the World Championships last year."
The 33-year-old is still in the running to be part of the 4x100m relay team.
"I am not sure if I am in the four yet,” he added.
“But the relay is a team and I will be supporting whatever.”
It was definitely his last individual Olympic race and he reflected on his Games career. “The Olympics have been a fantastic experience, especially to end with a home Games and this crowd,” he added.
“To witness the nation come together as it has over the last couple of weeks has been overwhelming. “To hear people cheering you on out there is amazing and I got to see my family before the race.
“This has just been a dream come true and growing up as a kid I would never have dreamt about this experience.”