“Those decisions still have to be made. You are on cloud nine at the minute, but you kind of forget all the hardship and sacrifices that people make and you make to get to where you are.
“It will take me a couple of weeks to look back, evaluate and see how happy I am to continue towards a fourth Games. We will have to wait and see.”
Heath admitted that arriving at an Olympics as a defending champion had been an interesting experience.
“It is completely different,” he added. “As much as you try to push it to the back of your mind, coming into an event as a defending champion with everyone looking at you is very much there.
“In your mind, you try and keep focus on what you want to achieve. I’ve had challenges with doing that, but at the end of the day I managed to sort my head.
“It is a bit of a mental game. You can prepare your body as much as you can, but the brain is generally the engine.
“I suppose it has weighed on me a little bit, but not an incredible amount.
“It is very flattering to have everyone look to you as a beacon of performance and try to emulate and beat you. That is a very privileged position to be in.”
Heath clocked 35.202 seconds to finish third behind Hungary’s Sandor Totka, with Italian Manfredi Rizza taking silver.