OLYMPIC GAMES: It’s all systems go for Rio as Louis Smith is selected for the Great Britain squad

Louis Smith shows off his silver medal at the Olympics Games in London back in 2012. Picture: JAMIE

Louis Smith shows off his silver medal at the Olympics Games in London back in 2012. Picture: JAMIE McPHILIMEY/NOPP - Credit: Archant

Huntingdon gymnast Louis Smith has been selected for his third Olympic Games.

The 27 year-old star was named in the Great Britain squad for Rio this lunchtime.

It means the Huntingdon Gymnastics Club ace will have the opportunity to battle for a third individual medal.

Smith won bronze on his specialist piece of apparatus - the pommel horse - in Beijing in 2008 before adding a silver medal to his collection in London four years later.

He also helped Great Britain win a team bronze medal in their home Olympics before taking a break from the sport before returning to compete at the top level again from 2014 onwards.


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Smith said: “It is fantastic to be back for a third Olympics. Each Games has meant something different at the time and this one feels just as special.”

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