Tweddle announces retirement

Olympic champion Beth Tweddle returned to the Village today to announce her retirement and launch the first athlete-led legacy programme on the anniversary of the Games.

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Olympic champion Tweddle 'proud' of achievements

Olympic bronze medallist Beth Tweddle announced her retirement after becoming the first British woman to win Olympic, European or World Championship medals. She said:

I don’t think my achievements will ever really sink in but when I do look back I can be very proud of what I’ve done and how I’ve done it.

I guess if there was anything I wanted to pass on from my time in the sport it would be that you should never let any obstacle get in your way. With hard work there’s always a way to succeed and always a way to achieve your dreams.

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Tweddle announces retirement and launches legacy scheme

Olympic champion Beth Tweddle returned to the Village today to announce her retirement and launch the first athlete-led legacy programme on the anniversary of the Games.

Great Britain's Beth Tweddle. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Having previously ruled out competing at the 2016 Olympics, Tweddle announced that she is to retire from competitive gymnastics.

Details about Beth’s legacy programme were unveiled at Chobham Academy, a new school, which opens next month in East Village.

Tweddle said: “It’s been a hard decision to make; gymnastics has been and always will be a massive part of my life.

"Following the Olympics I’ve had a lot of projects on and recently I’ve had a bit more time to get back into the gym and decide whether I could put 100% into it and I know now deep down I can’t commit to the hours and training to remain at the very top".

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