Peterborough's Louis Smith wins Euro gymnastics gold and silver

Louis Smith performs on the pommel horse during the team's final of the European Gymnastics Championships in Montpellier, Saturday
Louis Smith performs on the pommel horse during the team's final of the European Gymnastics Championships in Montpellier, Saturday Photo: AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani

Peterborough's Louis Smith was a double medal winner for Britain at the European Gymnastics Championships at Montpellier in France.

The 23 year old, who competes for the Huntingdon Club in Cambridgeshire, led the five strong squad to their first ever victory in the Team event on Saturday (May 26).

Max Whitlock, from the South Essex club in Basildon was part of the successful team which also included Dan Purvis, Kristian Thomas and Ruslan Panteleymonov.

Whitlock fell during his routine on the high bar - the last of the six disciplines - but Thomas held his nerve in his routine to ensure Britain recorded a winning score ahead of Russia and Romania.

Smith then won an individual silver medal in the Men's Pommel Horse today (Sunday May 27).

He was pipped to gold by Hungary's Krisztian Berki.

Earlier this year Smith picked up silver at the World Cup event in China despite fracturing a finger, and helped Team GB qualify for the Olympic Men's team event at London 2012 in January.