Beth Tweddle

Hear how Beth and GB women's gymnasts are preparing for London 2012.

The Portrait

Beth Tweddle with Hannah Whelan, Jenni Pinches and Rebecca Tunney
Photographed by Anderson & Low
17th November 2011, Liverpool

Beth Tweddle (third from left) is seen here with Hannah Whelan (left), Jenni Pinches (second left) and Rebecca Tunney. All train at the City of Liverpool Gymnastics Club. Since 2002, Tweddle has won multiple medals at international level on the asymmetric bars, floor and team disciplines. She has competed at two Olympic Games and is now three-times World Champion. Tweddle, current British Champion Whelan and Pinches all qualified for London 2012 at the World Championships in 2011. Rebecca Tunney is British Junior Champion 2011.

‘Beth is a role model for pretty well all gymnasts in Britain. She is so strong mentally and she knows how to compete. She is clearly more experienced than any of us. She has done it all.’
Hannah Whelan

© Anderson & Low/National Portrait Gallery/BT Road to 2012