Olympic medalist Louis Smith returned home to Peterborough today, and was greeted by crowds of proud fans.
He arrived to his hometown on an open bus before going on to a civic reception in Peterborough. Louis's performances on the pommel horse won him a team bronze and an individual silver at London 2012.
Hundreds turned out to welcome gymnast Louis Smith back to the Huntingdon Gym Club.
Louis, who won a silver and a bronze in the Olympics, was visiting the gym where he trains before heading to Peterborough for an open-top bus ride.
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Team GB's Louis Smith has taken silver at the mens Pommel Horse final.
Although Louis Smith matched the score of gold medal winner, Krisztian Berki, he lost out of the top spot position on execution.
Louis Smith from Peterborough will be aiming to make Olympic history this afternoon. He will attempt to win Great Britain's first ever gymnastics Olympic gold when he competes in the pommel horse final.
Louis Smith was part of the five-man gymnastics team who wrote their place in the history books by claiming Britain's first men's team Olympic medal.
Now the impact of Louis Smith's win is being felt in his home town of Peterborough.
The 23-year-old has no idea that he is responsible for a huge surge in the number of people wanting to follow in his footsteps, since his bronze medal win on Monday.
In fact, tonight it has emerged that his former gymnastic club at The Jack Hunt school in Peterborough has had the usual number of monthly membership enquiries in just one day.
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