In a final riddled with falls and mistakes the 22-year-old managed to perform the most difficult routine ever seen at international level to take third place behind Hungarys Krisztian Berki, and Cyril Tomasone of France. The result means a second World Championship medal for Smith, and adds to an already impressive tally of European, Commonwealth and Olympic medals. That final was just mad, said Smith. Im so happy to have gone out there and put out my hardest routine but that was crazy having to wait to see how everyone else got on. I cannot believe I got the bronze but to go and there and do that routine that Ive worked so hard on; no-one knows how good that feels. When I knew I was in the final I said to my coach I want to try the hard routine. In training and the warm-up I felt really good; I woke up singing so knew I was in good shape it was an unfortunate slip at the end but Im really happy overall. The result was a great boost to the Great Britain mens team following a disappointing start in Japan which saw them miss their opportunity to qualify for five places in London by finishing just outside the top eight. Southports Daniel Purvis finished fourth in the all-around final behind local boy Kohei Uchimura who wowed the crowd with an incredible exhibition of faultless gymnastics that earned him his third consecutive world title. Smith and the other members of the mens team, including fellow Huntingdon gymnast Dan Keatings, will now have to try again and finish in the top four of the O2 Arena test event in early January next year. Huntingdon coach Paul Hall said: While it was disappointing not to qualify a team at the first opportunity, the results from Louis and Dan Purvis do show that we have realistic chances for medals at the Olympics next year.