Louis Smith is confident of making Olympics

OLYMPIC Games hopeful Louis Smith does not believe a fractured finger will hinder his chances of making London 2012 this summer.

The gymnast, who is a pommel horse specialist and won bronze on the apparatus at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, stubbed his finger on the high bar on Tuesday.

Twenty-two year old Smith, who trains at Huntingdon Gymnastics Club said: “I will probably be out for about four weeks, with recovery and getting back into it.

“I could be annoyed but it won’t get me anywhere and that will make things worse. I need to stay positive and I am confident I will be able to get back to where I need to be, it’s only a little fracture.”

Smith’s injury means he is unlikely to feature at next month’s World Cup in China but he is not writing off his chances of making the Olympics.

“I’m going to have to train a lot harder, a lot more running around to keep fit so that when I get back to doing gymnastics stuff it is not so much of a hill to climb,” Smith said.

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