Saturday, 2 June 2012

Beth Tweddle- an inspiration

Saturday 2nd June - GB v Spain v Finland, Womens Artistic Gymnastics International at Pipers Vale Gymnastics centre in Ipswich

Today I attended the Gymnastics international in Ipswich, but this was more than just a match against spain and Finland. GB fielded three teams as times is running out for the gymnasts before selection for the 2012 Olympics.

The standard was outstanding, and great to Beth Tweddle back from injury - 3 weeks early.

Beth boosted her chances of selection for London 2012 just six weeks after undergoing knee surgery by posting the highest scoring bars routine at Olympic trials.

The three-time world champion scored 15.450 on the apparatus - the only piece she competed on - in her first competition since she had keyhole surgery which ruled her out of the European Championships.

But I was not only impressed by her comeback as later in the evening I was fortunate enough to meet the lady herself- and I was even more impressed- she had time to talk to everyone and was so level headed- a true inspiration to any young promising athelete.

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