Louis Smith Shirtless Selfies: Hot British Olympic Gymast. Want more shirtless guys with iPhones? Here’s British gymnast Louis Smith. Louis is a bronze medalist in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. According to wikipedia, Louis is the second British male gymnast to win an individual medal in the Olympics (after Walter Tysall who won a silver medal in 1908).
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).
Black Male Gymnasts. Time for another post on male gymnast hunks. This time, let us check out some black male gymnasts from around the world. We begin with probably the most famous of them all: Louis Smith, British gymnast and reality star. He won a silver medal in the London 2012 Olympics as well as two bronze medal from the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
Next in our list of black male gymnasts is Ron Galimore. Ron has the distinction as the first African-American gymnast to make it to the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team. However, he did not make it to the Games because the U.S. boycotted the 1980 Moscow Games. Galimore was the United States gymnastics champion in floor exercise in 1977, 1979, and 1980. In addition, he was also the U.S. vault champ in 1977, 1979, 1980, and 1981.
Male Gymnast Underwear: What Do They Wear? Some common questions that you fellow Famewatchers ask when it comes to the sport of gymnastics go as follows: Do male gymnasts wear underwear when they are competing? What do male gymnasts wear under their leotard? Do Olympic gymnasts wear bras and underwear or not?
Well, thankfully, people from the interwebs gave us the answers which we are detailing below. The short of it is that male gymnasts generally do not wear underwear under their leotards because their outfit are good enough to give them the needed support and protection. If you do want to wear underwear, it should be the kind that is fit and snug, flexible, does not make you uncomfortable, and does not restrict your movements. You might be better off with just your leotard, no?
Anyhoo, here are some of the answers to your question which we collected for your easy reference:
Showproject Gymnast Hunks on America’s Got Talent (AGT). Are you watching America’s Got Talent? We watched it when it was starting years ago, stopped when it got predictable and boring, and then decided to give it another go when Howard Stern joined the judging panel.
The latest edition, Season 10, started airing last May 26 and one of the more promising acts is this group of German and Czech gymnasts called the Showproject.
Diego Hypolito Gymnast World Champion. Want more sexy, hunky, shirtless gymnasts? Well, check out Brazilian hottie Diego Hypolito. The guy beat the rest of the world back in 2005 and 2007 when he won back to back World Championship titles. He faltered in the last two Olympics but is raring to kick ass in the world stage again. Now, here’s the shirtless Diego Hypolito shirtless photos some of you are looking for. Check him out rocking the balance beam:
Whoa! What a split. We grabbed this picture from Diego’s instagram account. You can follow him at @diegohypolito.
How Tall Are Male Gymnasts? Earlier, when we were writing the article on Phoenix Suns rookie Alex Len who apparently wanted to become a gymnast before he became a basketball player, we mentioned that tall guys can be gymnasts. We mentioned too the examples of Russell Czeschin and Jon-Michael Chombeau who were 6’3″ tall and yet were competitive in the United States.
A look at the heights of Olympic winning gymnasts, from the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games to the 2012 London Games, do tell us that the sport favors those who don’t go beyond six feet. Let’s take a look, shall we? [Note: Info source is wikipedia unless another source is cited.]
All-Around (individual) gold medal winners: 2000 Sydney, Alexei Nemov (RUS) – 173 centimetres (5 feet 8 inches) 2004 Athens, Paul Hamm (USA) – 163 centimetres (5 ft 4 in) 2008 Beijing, Yang Wei (CHN) – 160 centimetres (5 ft 3 in) 2012 London, Kōhei Uchimura (JPN) – 161 centimetres (5 ft 3.5 in)