Three promising Winter Olympics campaigns have come to nought for Alex Pullin but he may not be done yet.
The Australian snowboard cross star crashed in the final of the PyeongChang Games to finish sixth, improving on eliminations in the early stages of Vancouver in 2010 and Sochi four years ago.
The 30-year-old arrived in Sochi as world champion and was a two-time World Cup gold medallist this season leading to PyeongChang.
Pullin, who watched countryman Jarryd Hughes collect silver, joked his foreseeable plans revolved around his recovery from the gruelling competition: "I'm just hoping to get up tomorrow, to stand up out of my bed."
But while claiming to have met his goal of competing strongly, he admitted to being drawn to Beijing 2022.
"Certainly it's pretty easy to get addicted to this whole event, the world stage," Pullin said.
"There's some pretty good positives to walk away with and set my eyes on another one, sure."
He indicated a call on his future would not be made soon.
"I'm not one of the guys who really looks four years ahead," Pullin said.
"Every year, I prepare for our World Cup tour, world championships; each event I give 100 per cent focus. As things unfold, it's not too straightforward for us.
"Even this season has had ups and downs. It's been a really good season for me and I'm still looking to finish out the season battling for the overall title."
Pullin, who has a frosty relationship with Hughes, was adamant a third straight disappointment would not taint how he reflects on his career.
"I really just wanted to come away with no regrets," he said.
"I wanted to put it on the line and ride my best and give myself absolutely every opportunity.
"I walk away pretty happy that I gave it every bit I could. It would have been nice to stick that landing and fight all the way to the line, but still a great outcome for Australian boardercross."