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National Lottery balloon launch

The Beijing arena is spectacular, it’s one of the best I’ve seen in the world and it’s great looking towards the future to 2012

Louis Smith

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22 April - Louis Antoine Smith is born
centimetres tall

So as you know, I’m not one to shy away from throwing myself about in the air, but hot air balloons are a whole different story. To say I was uneasy about the whole situation before we even got there would be an understatement, and my fears were justified!

As if a 5.45am start wasn’t bad enough, this thing didn’t hold back when it caught the wind! I’ll admit, it was great to be able to promote the Lottery’s involvement in developing the sportspeople of the future, as if it wasn’t for the support they give me I don’t know what I would have done, but still, when that thing hit the floor it hit it HARD!