Louis Smith biography

Louis Smith

Olympic athlete

1989 –

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Who is Louis Smith?

Louis Antoine Smith, MBE is a British artistic gymnast who specialises in the pommel horse. He received a bronze medal and a silver medal on the pommel horse at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Olympics respectively, with the former marking the first time a British gymnast had placed in an Olympic event since 1928. Smith was also part of the Great Britain team that took the bronze in the men's artistic team all-around at the 2012 London Olympics. Smith is a member of the Huntingdon Gymnastics Club, training alongside teammate Daniel Keatings under coach Paul Hall. He was a part of the European Gold medal winning Great Britain's men's team in 2012, 2010 Commonwealth Games Champion, and is also a four-time European Silver medallist. Smith is the 2012 winner of the BBC TV series Strictly Come Dancing.

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Born
Apr 22, 1989
Peterborough
Also known as
  • Lou
  • Lou-Lou
  • Louis Antoine Smith
  • Loopy Lou
  • Lou-bear
Parents
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Arthur Mellows Village College
Lived in
  • Peterborough

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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