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Midlands bronze medallist: Twitter "not worth the risk" pre-tournament

Louis Smith's Twitter feed
Louis Smith's Twitter feed Credit: Central News

Ignoring Twitter is probably the best policy when you are trying to win an Olympic medal, gymnast Louis Smith from Peterborough advised today.

Smith, who stopped tweeting before his qualification competition, said: "There are just tweets that you do not want to see.

"It is just that one message. You can get a hundred nice ones but there is that one message that you do not want to see - so that is why I took the decision to stop tweeting (before my competition).

"It is not worth the risk - just concentrate on what you need to do and that is to perform at the Olympic Games and not to engage with everyone else."

Nottinghamshire gymnast Sam Oldham celebrates bronze win

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Right then so proud of my team we've done what we set out to do and whatever happens now happens! Let's juice it up boys!!!

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Completely overwhelmed by this experience it's just crazy!!! All the support we've got has been incredible!!! #teamGB

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Most incredible experience of my life thanks to the whole British public you guys are amazing!!! Oh my days I'm an Olympic medalist!!!

Sam Oldham, who's 19 and from Keyworth in Nottinghamshire, celebrated his historic bronze medal win in the gymnastics and thanked his fans on twitter last night.

It's the first time in more than a century Team GB have won a team medal in Gymnastics.

Sam along with his team mates Louis Smith from Peterborough, Kristian Thomas from Wolverhampton, Max Whitlock, and Daniel Purvis, narrowly missed out on a silver medal after a judging error put them ahead of the Japanese before they appealed the final score.

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Peterborough gymnast heads to China for World Cup Series

by ITV Central News
Louis Smith, GB gymnast
Louis lives in Peterborough and trains at the Olympic Gym in Huntingdon Credit: ITV

Louis Smith has been given the all-clear to compete in this weekend's World Cup Series event in China despite suffering a fractured finger.

The British gymnast is set to travel on Wednesday to Zibo, where he will face pommel horse world champion Krisztian Berki at the competition which takes place this weekend.

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