British pole vault record holder Steve Lewis has called time on his athletics career but kept quiet on his plans for the future.

Announcing his decision on social media, the two-time Olympian and Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games champion said he was proud of his career.

Now 31, Smith announced himself to the athletics world with a bronze medal at the 2003 World Youth Championships and set his personal best of 5.82m back in 2012.

Known to many a ‘Air Lewis’, the Stoke man announced his retirement ahead of his final competition in Reno, Nevada.

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