Louis Smith (gymnast)

Louis Smith (Gymnast)

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Louis Antoine Smith (born 22 April 1989) is an English artistic gymnast from Eye near Peterborough.

Louis went to school at Arthur Mellows Village College in Glinton near Peterborough.

His strongest event is the pommel horse, at which he has been junior European champion (twice) and Commonwealth Games champion. On 8 September 2007 Smith won a bronze medal for pommel horse at the World Championship in Stuttgart. He represented Great Britain at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

In 2010 Louis joined Lucozade Sport as an Ambassador.

2008 Summer Olympics

On 9 August 2008 he qualified in 5th place for the Olympic final of the men's pommel horse, and on 17 August he won a bronze medal in the finals, becoming the first in Britain to win a medal in the individual gymnastics at the Olympic Games since Walter Tysall won a silver medal in 1908 and the first Briton to win a medal in gymnastics at the Olympic Games since the women's team won a bronze medal in 1928. He is also the second black male gymnast to win a medal in an Olympic competition. The first was Jair Lynch of the United States in 1996, a silver medalist on the parallel bars.

Find out more about Louis on his official website at http://www.louis-smith-official.com/.

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