Louis be­gins bid for more Olympic glory

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Inside Today’s Telegraph -

Louis Smith (above), the 27 year-old gym­nast from Eye, be­gins his bid for more Olympic glory in Rio on Satur­day.

That’s when the men’s team qual­i­fi­ca­tion rounds take place and Smith will look to in­spire an­other medal-win­ning per­for­mance af­ter last year’s team sil­ver at the World Cham­pi­onships in Glas­gow be­hind the Ja­panese.

Smith won a bronze medal on the pom­mel horse in Bei­jing in 2008 to be­come the first GB gym­nast to win an idi­vid­ual medal for 100 years and then in Lon­don four years later he went one bet­ter to take the sil­ver. He also claimed a team bronze.

And Smith sees no rea­son why he can’t bring home a fourth Olympic medal.

He said: “I re­ally don’t see why it can’t hap­pen. The fi­nal train­ing camp went well in Por­tu­gal and the Olympic vil­lage here is beau­ti­ful.”

The in­di­vid­ual pom­mel horse fin ali­son Sun­day Au­gust 14.

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