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Bout of training before Yarmouth holiday

PUBLISHED: 10:20 28 August 2008 | UPDATED: 11:40 03 July 2010

TEENAGE Olympic star Louis Smith will be swapping the arenas of Beijing for the sights of Yarmouth when he arrives in the resort for a holiday on September 8.

TEENAGE Olympic star Louis Smith will be swapping the arenas of Beijing for the sights of Yarmouth when he arrives in the resort for a holiday on September 8.

The 19-year-old gymnast, who won bronze in the men's pommel horse event, will be staying in a caravan with a group of friends.

It was already known that he would be visiting Yarmouth but as Louis resumed training yesterday at the Huntingdon gymnastics club he announced the actual day he would be arriving in Norfolk.

Mr Smith, from Peterborough, said: “I'll be training as I'm on holiday on September 8 to Yarmouth.

“So I'm training this week to try and keep on top.

“It's been amazing the Olympics. You can't really try to explain to someone what it's like. You have to experience it.”

During the Beijing games, Louis Smith became the Britain's first Olympic gymnastics medal winner for 80 years.

Last week he told the national media: “I'm going on holiday to Yarmouth with my friends.

“A lot of them are skint and some of them have been on holiday already. But with me missing the holiday season being out there, I said I would pay for the caravan.

“It won't be as warm but I'll have my own friends and a relaxed time.”

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