Louis Smith Responds To Claims He Was A ‘Bad Loser’ At The Olympics

The 27-year-old gymnast was accused of 'swearing' after his Team GB teammate Max Whitlock pipped him to the post in the pommel horse event...

Well. Yesterday was a flippin’ great day for Team GB at the Olympics, wasn’t it?!

In what’s being called ‘Sensational Sunday’, we scored a total of five golds and three silvers, and are currently second to the USA on the medal table. Seriously impressive.

These triumphs included Justin Rose’s golf victory, Andy Murray’s tennis success and Jason Kenny’s cycling win, after he defeated teammate Callum Skinner for his fifth title.

Max Whitlock at the Olympics

Max Whitlock had a *pretty* amazing Sunday

But it was gymnast Max Whitlock who was the real hero of the hour, bringing home two golds for his incredible performances on the pommel horse and floor.

It was actually a historic day for the team, as the 23-year-old is the first British gymnast to ever win a gold medal at the Olympics.

So everyone should have been thrilled for him, right? However, there was someone who reportedly looked a little less than happy – his teammate Louis Smith. Eep.

Max Whitlock at the Olympics

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Louis, 27, had joined Max in the pommel horse event, and walked away with the silver medal, which he also won back in 2012.

However, after finding out that Max had beaten him, he was labelled a ‘bad loser’ for appearing to swear on camera. Talking to American Alexander Naddour – who’d picked up bronze – he allegedly said: ‘That’s bulls***.’ Oo-er.

Viewers also took to Twitter to criticise a sobbing Louis for failing to congratulate Max when the pair were presented with their medals.

Louis Smith at the Olympics

Louis Smith won silver on the pommel horse

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Comments included: ‘Think Louis Smiths behaviour towards Max Whitlock is disgusting!Not bothering to shake hands..I know he’s heartbroken but…he’s a team mate,’ and: ‘Louis Smith throwing shade at Max Whitlock must be an embarrassment for Team GB!! #soreloser [sic].’

Hmm. Luckily for Louis, others have stuck up for him, sharing a video of the Strictly Come Dancing winner hugging Max behind the scenes.

And even if he was initially disappointed with his placing, he’s now Tweeted: ‘I’m so relieved. What a pommel final!! a true champion . So happy to be hear and do my best. I owe so much to my coach Paul [sic].

‘Me and max smashed it but my lord @Alex_Naddour ….USA medal for pommels, bro like I said to you. You came and you done your job ?.’

He’s also explained that his tears were tears of happiness, adding: ‘Haha my tears weren’t that of sadness ha I’m not a wimp. It was of pride and relief.’

And that swearing incident? Well, he’s said: ‘That was after the Armenian had messed up and Alex was still in with a shout. I said “should be proud man”. Sorry to disappoint.’

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