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Peterborough's Olympic hero inspires locals to join gymnastic club

Louis Smith is unaware of the impact his win is making back home in Peterborough Credit: PA

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.

Now the impact of Louis Smith's win is being felt in his home town of Peterborough. Credit: ITV Central

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.

The Jack Hunt school in Peterborough has had the usual number of monthly membership enquiries in just one day. Credit: ITV Central
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