Louis Smith

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  • Birth Name: Louis Antoine Smith
  • Birth Place: Eye, Peterborough, England
  • Profession: Gymnast
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Fast Facts

  • Got involved with gymnastics after being diagnosed with ADHD as a child.
  • Won a bronze medal on pommel horse at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, becoming the first Briton to win a medal in the individual gymnastics at the Olympic Games since Walter Tysall in 1908.
  • Auditioned for The X Factor in 2008.
  • At the 2012 Olympics in London, won a silver medal in the pommel horse and a bronze medal as part of the men's gymnastic team.
  • Took part in the 2012 series of Strictly Come Dancing and won with partner Flavia Cacace.
  • Was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2013 for his services to gymnastics.
  • Held a master class for pupils at Ashville College in Harrogate in 2015 to inspire the next generation of gymnasts.
  • Won a silver medal in the men's pommel horse at the 2016 Olympics in London, behind teammate Max Whitlock.

Relationships

  • Lucy Mecklenburgh — Ex-significant Other
  • Claude Smith — Father
  • Leon — Brother
  • Elaine Petch — Mother

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  • Birth Name: Louis Antoine Smith
  • Birth Place: Eye, Peterborough, England
  • Profession: Gymnast