Elizabeth "Beth" Kimberly TweddleMBE (born 1 April 1985) is an Englishgymnast. Tweddle is a three time world champion having won the 2010 World Championships on the uneven bars, the 2009 World Championships on the floor and the 2006 World Championships on the uneven bars. Tweddle was the first gymnast from Britain ever to win a medal at the World and European Championships, and is considered to be the most successful British gymnast of all time. Alex Bell, Liverpool Daily Post, 7 December 2007 Amanda Turner, International Gymnast, 23 December 2006 Amanda Turner, International Gymnast, 8 July 2007
Tweddle was born in Johannesburg, South Africa where her father was temporarily employed, and moved to England with her family when she was 18 months old. She was raised in Bunbury, Cheshire, England. Tweddle began competing in gymnastics at the age of seven at a local club, and was named to the British junior national team in 1994. In 1997, she moved to the......