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Kristian Thomas announces retirement from gymnastics

Kristian Thomas won a bronze medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Credit: PA

Olympic medallist Kristian Thomas is retiring from gymnastics.

Thomas took home a Olympic bronze medal with the British men's team at London 2012 and was the team captain at Rio 2016..

The Wolverhampton-born gymnast said he felt it was "right time" to hang up his handguards.

He started performing gymnastics when he was just five years old. Since then, he has won medals at World, European and Commonwealth championships.

Thomas posted a message on Twitter, thanking "everyone that has helped me achieve my dreams":

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Thomas supports his local football team Wolverhampton Wanderers, who wished him good luck on his retirement:

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