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Tweddle inducted into British Gymnastics Hall of Fame

October 20, 2014 17:33 pm

Retired gymnast Beth Tweddle has added another accolade to her impressive list of achievements, becoming the first ever inductee to the British Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

Three-time Olympian Tweddle became the first British woman to win Olympic, European and World Championship medals when she took bronze on the uneven bars at London 2012.

It added to a glittering silverware collection won both internationally and domestically with seven straight British senior all-around titles coming between 2001 and 2007.

A three-time world champion and six-time European champion, Tweddle was made a Member of the British Empire in 2010 while her London 2012 triumph came after a fourth-place finish in the uneven bars final at Beijing 2008 and her Olympic debut at Athens 2004.

Since retiring a year to the day after her Olympic bronze medal winning performance, Tweddle has been an influential ambassador for the sport of gymnastics and was handed her latest accolade as the Hall of Fame was unveiled at the British Gymnastics National Awards Evening at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.

“It’s a huge honour to be the first gymnast to be entered into the British Gymnastics Hall of Fame,” said Tweddle.

“Gymnastics has given me so much in life, not only the successes in competitions but also so many opportunities and amazing experiences.

“It has taught me that hard work and dedication is so important to reaching your goals but also gymnastics has been brilliant fun to be involved in and I have made so many great friends along the way.

“Since my retirement from the sport I’ve been so impressed with the continuing strength of British Gymnastics and like everyone I’ve really enjoyed seeing our teams produce such amazing results and become such inspirational role models.”

© Sportsbeat 2014