Amid the Olympic push, he had had Kratochvilovian thoughts of ending his extraordinary career. He has taken acting and voice lessons for several years. "Last year I was tired. I was saying to myself, 'Hey, show biz in '85.' But I feel so good and am doing so well—training the same but competing better—that, well, why not keep going? If I go to entertainment and succeed, I'll do that for the rest of my life. If I go and flop, I'll be right back to track in a year. So I may as well delay that year of fateful decision as long as I can, right?"