12 May 2015Beth Tweddle Visits St Hilda's
As Britain’s greatest ever-female gymnast, Beth Tweddle’s impressive achievements include being an Olympic Bronze Medalist, a triple World Champion, a six-time European Champion, a Commonwealth Champion and seven-times consecutive National Champion.
Today Beth made a lightning visit to St Hilda’s and entertained students of the Junior School with anecdotes about her career and sport. The visit was coordinated by the office of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Since starting out at the age of seven, Beth has helped to reinvent British gymnastics and her achievements place her in the ‘greatest of all time’ category within her sport.
Her medals haul started at the 2002 Commonwealth Games where she collected Gold and two Silvers. Over the next decade she would go on to win over 20 more Gold medals, competing all over the World in major Championships.
In 2007, Beth also found time to graduate from Liverpool John Moores University with 2:1 in Sports Science and subsequently was accepted to study Physiotherapy at the University of Liverpool, which she deferred to allow her to fully concentrate on training for the 2012 Games.