Louis Smith the veteran of the Gymnastics' team sent to Rio at 27 years of age has secured a Silver Medal in the pommel after being denied the gold by fellow team mate Max Whitlocks.
Smith has previously won bronze at Beijing 2008, and Silver in London 2012. Narrowly missing out on Gold on what may be Smith's last Olympic appearance is bitter sweet but adds the medal count for Great Britain who now sit second in the medals table behind the USA.
Sporting Equals exists to actively promote greater involvement by all communities that are disengaged especially the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) population in sport and physical activity. We are the primary driver and funding channel for national and regional programmes in this field.
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Sporting Equals exists to promote ethnic diversity across sport and physical activity, and is the only organisation in the UK to do so. Originally set up in 1998 by Sport England, in partnership with the Commission for Racial Equality, we are now a fully independent body with a well-established mission.
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Diversity in sport and physical activity is crucially important for reasons of social inclusion and health, as well as for the standard of sporting excellence and the future of local clubs. The statistics demonstrate why the work of Sporting Equals matters.
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