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British gymnast

  • Elizabeth "Beth" Kimberly Tweddle MBE is a British gymnast.
  • She was born on April 1, 1985 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Her family to Bunbury, Cheshire, England when she was 18 months old.
  • She tried several different sports before starting to compete in gymnastics at the age of seven.
  • In 1997, she moved to the City of Liverpool Gymnastics Club to train with coach, Amanda Reddin.
  • In 2007, she graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a degree in Sports Science.
  • She is a three time world champion having won the 2010 World Championships and 2006 World Championships on the uneven bars and the 2009 World Championships on the floor.
  • She was the first gymnast from Britain ever to win a medal at the World and European Championships.
  • She is considered to be the most successful British gymnast of all time.
  • She is also a seven-time British National Champion, having won the title every year between 2001 and 2007.
  • At the 2008 Olympics, she finished 4th on the uneven bars with a score of 16.625.
  • She graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a degree in Sports Science in 2007.
  • After her retirement, she is planning to become a physiotherapist.
  • She won the British senior National Championships for the first time in 2001.
  • She attended the Queens School in Chester.
  • In 2002 Tweddle won a bronze medal on the uneven bars at the 2002 European Artistic Gymnastic Championships in Greece.
  • At the 2012 FIG World Cup event in Doha, she won gold on the uneven bars with a final score of 15.175.
  • At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she won a bronze medal with a score of 15.916 in the uneven bars final. In the team final, Tweddle contributed scores of 15.833 on uneven bars and 14.166 on floor toward the British team's sixth place finish.

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