British gymnast Louis Smith

Team GB's star gymnast Louis Smith is creating some buzz in his home nation thanks to a stellar performance in early rounds at the London Games.

Olympics Day 1 - Gymnastics - Artistic

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 28: Louis Smith of Great Britain competes in the pommel horse for the qualification of the Artistic Gymnastics Men's Team on day one of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on July 28, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 1 - Gymnastics - Artistic

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 28: Louis Smith of Great Britain reacts after the hearing his score in the pommel horse in the men's qualification session for Artistic Gymnastics Men's Team on day one of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on July 28, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 1 - Gymnastics - Artistic

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 28: Louis Smith of Great Britain reacts after the men's qualification session for Artistic Gymnastics Men's Team on day one of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on July 28, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Louis Smith

In this handout image from adidas, Team GB gymnast Louis Smith pictured in adidas Team GB London 2012 Olympic kit in London, England. (Photo by adidas via Getty Images)

Olympics Day 1 - Gymnastics - Artistic

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 28: Louis Smith of Great Britain competes in the horizontal bars in the Artistic Gymnastics Men's Team qualification on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on July 28, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Great Britain's gymnast Louis Smith applauds while crying during the Artistic Gymnastics men's qualification at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Great Britain's gymnast Louis Smith applauds while crying during the Artistic Gymnastics men's qualification at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Olympics Day 1 - Gymnastics - Artistic

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 28: Louis Smith of Great Britain competes in the pommel horse for the qualification of the Artistic Gymnastics Men's Team on day one of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on July 28, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Louis Smith

Louis Smith of Great Britain competes in the Pommel Horse apparatus final during day nine of the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships Tokyo 2011 at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on October 15, 2011 in Tokyo, Japan.

Louis Smith of Great Britain competes during the Men's pommel horse final during the Artistic International Gymnastics London 2012 Olympic qualifier, a part of the London Prepares series of test events, at the North Greenwich Arena in London on January 12, 2012. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

FIG Artistic Gymnastics Olympic Qualification - LOCOG Test Event for London 2012: Day One

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 10: Louis Smith of Great Britain in action on the Pommel Horse during day one of the Men's Gymnastics Olympic Qualification round at North Greenwich Arena on January 10, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

FIG Artistic Gymnastics Olympic Qualification - LOCOG Test Event for London 2012: Day One

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 10: Louis Smith of Great Britain reacts after competing on the Pommel Horse during day one of the Men's Gymnastics Olympic Qualification round at North Greenwich Arena on January 10, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Britain's Louis Smith performs on the pommel horse during a training session ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 25, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Britain's Louis Smith performs on the pommel horse during a training session ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 25, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

British gymnast Louis Smith athletes poses on a pommel horse in the newly unveiled British Olympic Team GB kit designed by Stella McCartney during a photocall in central London on March 22, 2012. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

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