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He is also the second the second black male gymnast to medal in the Games (after American Jair Lynch who bagged a silver in 1996).
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Another Bronze for Louis Smith
12 December 2011
British gymnast Louis Smith secured another bronze medal but this time his medal-winning exploit is from the World Gymnastics Championship held recently in Tokyo, Japan.
In an interview with The Independent, the sexy gymnast acknowledges the funding they receive as crucial to the improvement of British gymnasts: “If you look at the men’s track record up until Beijing we weren’t up to much, we were coming nowhere in team competitions. But we started to get lottery funding in about 2006, and after Beijing it drastically improved, and you can see the difference it has made in the men’s team.”
Smith adds: “Each major competition we’ve been in we’ve improved, and we broke into the top eight in the world last year, which is just amazing. We’ve got Daniel Purvis and Daniel Keatings winning medals at world level now, Kristian Thomas all-round sixth in the worlds, Sam Oldham who is just 18 making the European Final on the bar, and it goes to show with the fundamental backing and belief an Olympic medal is possible.”
His thoughts on the upcoming 2012 Olympics which will be in his backyard?
He says he doesn’t want to pressure himself.
From the Daily Mail: “My target has always been, and always will be, to go to a competition and do the best routine I can do. I’ve worked hard enough and I’ve got enough talent to know that if I do my best routine then I should get a good result and that’s all I can really expect from myself, to do a clean routine. Any more and I start to put pressure on myself.”
He adds: “I can’t think that (I can win gold). If I think that, I will mess up, 100 per cent. If I start thinking specifics that I could win gold here that’s it. Could you imagine the pressure from just doing a clean routine to ‘if I do this I can win a gold medal?’ It’s massive. London 2012 is the pinnacle. I’ll be 23 years old, the Olympics is in my back garden and I’m expected by everyone else to do well.”
Well, we wish Louis luck as he prepares for the Olympics.
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Louis Smith Shirtless Selfies: Hot British Olympic Gymast. Originally posted on 15 November 2009. Updated 12 December 2011.