What's Next For British Olympian Louis Smith?
Olympic athletes may train hard, but they know how to unwind when it comes to a post-Olympic break. British gymnast Louis Smith, 23, nabbed the silver medal in the pommel horse event in the 2012 London games, stepping it up from his 2008 Beijing bronze medal in the event, and also leading the British gymnastics team to win the bronze medal in the team event.
"Britain has little history of success in men's gymnastics and this marks the first occasion in the modern post-war sport that a British men's team has reached the Olympic final," reported BBC about the historic win.
Afterwards, Smith celebrated by heading "off to Marbella with the lads — a mix of people from my gym team and other friends," he said about his vacation, during which he was photographed above, palling around with friends. "It's going to be nothing but chilling by the pool and parties on the beach. There will be a lot of cocktail drinking," he assured, reports the U.K.'s Daily Mail.
In other news, Smith, who actually auditioned unsuccessfully for the British X Factor in 2008, right around the time he competed in Beijing, has also thought about trying his hand at fashion design after he retires from gymnastics, perhaps even starting his own clothing line.
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