Louis begins bid for more Olympic glory
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.