Smith hopes to perfect pommel routine for 2012

Britain's Louis Smith says he had to take the opportunity to showcase a difficult pommel routine after winning bronze in the apparatus finals at the World Gymnastics Championships in Tokyo.

The 22-year-old went for broke with a potentially high-scoring routine but a shaky dismount meant he finished behind winner Krisztian Berki of Hungary and France's Cyril Tommasone in second.

Smith says he treated the Championships as a "dress rehearsal" for the London Olympics, and hopes he can perfect the routine for the 2012 Games.

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