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Wednesday, 04 Jul 2012
Louis was today named as part of Team GB to compete at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
He'll lead the 5-strong boys team in what will be his 2nd Olympic Games, 4 years after his Bronze medal success in Beijing.
Speaking of the announcement, Louis said:
“It’s unbelievable to be named as part of the team for London. It’s
been such and intense time in the lead up to the announcement with such a
strong squad to pick from. Now we’ve got to do the business at the Games, which
we’re all capable of.
I got a taster of what it will be like competing in front of a home
crowd of that scale at the test event in January and if that’s anything to go
by it’s just going to be immense and there’s no doubt we can use it in our
It’s just been a crazy four years since Beijing, for me and especially
for gymnastics in this country. I’m not sure anyone ever expected such rapid
development and it’s such a positive thing for everyone involved in the sport.
Now we have a chance to really show how far we’ve come.
It’s almost impossible to do justice to all the support I’ve received,
from my coach and everyone at British Gymnastics to my teammates, my sponsors
and of course my friends and family. But the support from the general public
across the country has just been unreal. From the tweets to the letters of
support, it’s what keeps me motivated at such an important time.
My aim for the Games is to do my routines clean. I know what I’m
capable of so beyond anything I intend to go there and do myself justice. That’s
the best I can ask for and whatever that results in is then out of my hands.
The thing I’m looking forward to the most is the atmosphere. A
sell-out arena for gymnastics in this country is something we couldn’t have
even dreamt of a few years ago. It’s just going to be unbelievable.”
Louis and the rest of the men's team will kick off their Olympic campaign in the first qualification subdivision on Saturday July 28th, starting at 11am at the North Greenwich Arena.
Source: GSE Management