Since the last Gay of the Week post on Dutch gymnast Jeffrey Wammes, more young hot Olympic gymnast hopefuls have come to my attention and I thought I’d share. This week’s honoree hails from the other side of the channel and will be representing the games’ host country in 2012. Jeffrey publicly came out, now a proud gay Olympic athlete. 21-year-old British gymnast Louis Antoine Smith has not. But consider his answer during an interview asking about his first time . . . and he was not talking about gymnastics:
“It was the most painful few hours of my life. I was shaking and sweating. … I said ‘Are you nearly finished?’ He just laughed. I know it’ll be worse next time because it will be longer and more painful. But what’s a bit of pain? I’ll take it. It’s like the sacrifices you make as a gymnast. It hurts and it stretches you to your limits. But, in the end, it’s worth it.”
The official word on Louis, though, is that he is straight. The official word from his website is that his favorite magazines are GQ and Men’s Health. Add in his interests in fashion (he’d like to start his own clothing line) and participation in a men’s choir (loves to sing and auditioned for X Factor), and . . . well, you get the picture. If you don’t, take a look at his cameraphone photo, perfectly framed and ready to post on Grindr.
Louis won a bronze metal in Beijing in the pommel horse, becoming only the second black male gymnast to win an Olympic medal. On the same apparatus he recently claimed the gold at the British Men’s Gymnastics Championships with an almost flawless performance that earned him a top score of 15.925. Flawless is also a good adjective for this hot young star’s bulging muscles and killer bod.
I haven’t even started checking out the U.S. hopefuls, but with Jeffrey and Louis already on board, the next Olympic games promise to be an eyeful.
(Oh, almost forgot: Louis’ interview answer? He was talking about getting his first tattoo.)
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