Eye gymnast Louis Smith won a silver medal with a stunning Olympic performance and was beaten to gold by the narrowest of margins.
Louis Smith has won silver in the Olympic pommel horse final on a tie-break with gold medallist Krisztian Berki as fellow Briton Max Whitlock claimed bronze.
Smith, the 2008 Olympic bronze medallist, was the last to perform on the apparatus and watched as his arch-rival, Hungary’s double world champion Berki, posted a score of 16.066.
Smith stepped up for his routine to thunderous applause from the home crowd and matched Berki’s score, but lost out on claiming Britain’s first Olympic gymnastics gold medal due to a lower execution score.
Whitlock finished in bronze medal position after scoring 15.600 with his routine.
The 23-year-old has already helped Team GB to win bronze in the men’s team event.
Calls are already growing for the city’s Olympian to be given a civic reception and a chance for crowds to pay tribute.
Responding to Peterborough Telegraph messages on Twitter using the hashtag #paradeforlouis, former council leader John Peach said: “Well done Louis Smith, a home grown hero from Eye, Peterborough. A civic reception next I hope.”