Olympic Bronze Medal Winner and British Gymnast
About BethBeth Tweddle is Britain’s most successful ever gymnast with one bronze Olympic medal and three world gold medals in her collection, along with six European titles.
Beth made her Olympic debut as a 19-year-old in Athens but didn’t make any finals and she finished fourth in the uneven bars at Beijing 2008, however in London 2012 she won a Bronze medal.
Read MoreWhen she was 7, an energetic Beth joined a local gymnastics club, Crewe and Nantwich. At first gymnastics was just a fun hobby but her coaches soon recognised potential in Beth and she began training more seriously.
Between 1994 and 1996 Beth was a member of the British Junior National Team. After competing in her first National Espoir Championships she made the decision to move to The City of Liverpool Gymnastics Club where she has trained for the past 14 years. Beth is coached by 1984 Olympic gymnast Amanda Reddin and together the pair have achieved phenomenal results.
Beth has represented Great Britain on numerous occasions across 6 continents and is the most successful gymnast ever from Great Britain. She has attended the European Championships, Commonwealth Games, World Championships, World University Games and was an Olympian in 2004, 2008 and 2012. Her first major medal came in 2002 with a bronze medal on A-bars at the Europeans in Patras, Greece and a gold on A-bars at the Manchester Commonwealth Games. These were to be the first of many. Beth is now 7 times British Champion, 6 times European Champion and 3 times World Champion.
Beth has also continued with her education and in 2007 graduated from John Moores University, where she was a sports scholar with a 2:1 in Sports Science. Away from her gymnastics and education Beth has a company called Total Gymnastics. The company works with schools, leisure centres and gymnastics clubs to help develop her sport.