Australia's greatest Paralympian Matthew Cowdrey has provided his strongest indication yet that he will carry on until the 2016 Rio Games.
Just moments after collecting his record 11th gold medal, the 23-year-old swimmer said his chances of retiring from the sport were "pretty damn low".
"I had pretty much ruled out Rio until about 10 minutes ago," he said.
"I definitely want to go to Glasgow (Commonwealth Games in 2014) and keep pushing myself further and two years is a short time after that.
"It goes quickly."
Cowdrey's presence in Rio would be a massive bonus for the national swim team, which is on track to topple its performance at the 2000 Sydney Games.
Teammate and dual gold medallist Ellie Cole burst into a massive smile after hearing Cowdrey tell the media he was seriously considering going to Rio.
"Matt is definitely not one of those people who just say things for the hell of it," she said.
Cole said Cowdrey's example had been a driving force in making the Australian swimming team a more professional outfit.
She has also been in his ear about swimming on.
"I was speaking to him last night because he was a bit worried about what he was going to do after swimming," she said.
"I just said 'why don't you just try to swim until Rio'."
Cowdrey joked that young star Jacqueline Freney's gold medal haul, six and counting, had provided him with incentive to keep on going.
"I had not thought about that too much but she is definitely coming for me," he said.
"She is a great girl, she trains her arse off in the pool.
"It is something that if I want to stay in front (in the medal count) for four years after that, I may have to be in Rio.
"There is motivation there as well, I guess."
The South Australian, who has almost completed a double degree in law and media, felt energised by his success and had more to achieve in the pool.
"I think it is more hungry than content (that I am feeling)," he said.
"I think content is a word you reach once you have achieved things and you cannot go any further.
"That is definitely not the case here."