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Louis Smith targets Commonwealth Games

Three-time Olympic medallist Louis Smith has announced that he is to return to full time training in a bid to compete for England at this summer's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Cambridgeshire gymnast Louis Smith announces Commonwealth Games comeback

Louis Smith has announced that he wants to compete at this summer's Commonwealth Games. Credit: PA

Three-time Olympic medallist Louis Smith has announced that he is to return to full time training in a bid to compete for England at this summer's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The Peterborough-born gymnast hasn't competed since winning individual sliver on the pommel horse at London 2012.

Louis Smith won individual sliver on the pommel horse at London 2012. Credit: PA

24-year-old Smith had taken a break from the sport to try his hand at other activities, but he has now decided that the time is right to make a comeback.

“I always said that everything that I was working on was geared towards 2012 and when I achieved what I did at the London Olympics, within myself I believed that I had taken part in my last ever competition in the sport," he told the British Gymnastics website.

“However, recently my feelings have started to change. I loved commentating at the World Championships in October, however there was a large part of me that felt I should be competing.

"I know what I’m still capable of when I’m in peak condition. I believe I can very much compete amongst the best in the world and challenge for medals.”

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