Gymnast Louis Smith 'ecstatic' at Olympic bronze medal

Cambridgeshire gymnast Louis Smith has told ITV's Daybreak that he's "ecstatic" about his team's bronze medal.

The Peterborough-born captain of Britain's gymnastic team told the programme: "We're very ecstatic about what we've done. We've overcome a lot of people thinking we couldn't do it.

"We went out there, we had fun, and we became Olympic bronze medallists."

It's the first medal for Britain's male gymnasts in 100 years.

Louis Smith, 23, hinted that it may be his last Olympics however, saying he would be too old to compete at the next Games.

The Peterborough gymnast, who won an individual bronze at the Beijing Games and has also previously auditioned for the X Factor, was asked if the team would get a gold in Rio.

Smith said: "I don't know if I'll be there in four years' time, but I'm sure some of these young ones will be. In four years' time, I'll be 27 - I want kids by then."

He joked he may also pursue his singing career, adding: "Maybe my voice will mature."

Until Monday, a British men's team had not won a medal since the 1912 Stockholm Games, when the team brought home a bronze.

Louis Smith celebrates his team's bronze medal Credit: PA