Tweddle takes gold on bars

03 June 2012 / 17:33

Beth Tweddle took another step towards London 2012 on Sunday after she won gold on the uneven bars in the second Olympic trial event at Pipers Vale, Ipswich.

The result caps a successful return for the three-time world champion after she was forced to sit out last month's European Championships after undergoing keyhole surgery on her knee.

Tweddle chose only to compete on the bars - missing out her other apparatus, the floor - and scored 15.300, marginally down on Saturday's qualification score.

Briton Jenni Pinches won the vault final ahead of Finland's Annika Uvikko and team-mate Niamh Rippin, while Jocelyn Hunt led the way in the floor final and also came second on the beam behind Spain's Ana Maria Izurieta.

The gymnasts who will represent Britain at the Olympic Games will be announced on July 4.