Beth Tweddle MBE
Beth Tweddle is the most successful British Gymnast, male or female, in the history of the sport. She is also an outstanding speaker. Her variety of talents and life experience make her a highly regarded speaker, inspiring school children and motivating employees of blue-chip companies.
About Beth Tweddle
Beth Tweddle MBE started gymnastics at the age of seven. Going on to Olympic Glory she has helped to reinvent British gymnastics and her achievements places her in the ‘greatest of all time’ category within her sport. Her impressive achievements include being an Olympic Bronze Medallist, a triple World Champion, a six-time European Champion, a Commonwealth Champion and seven-time consecutive National Champion.
Beth Tweddle’s medal haul started at the 2002 Commonwealth Games where she collected Gold and two Silvers. Over the next decade Beth won over 20 more Gold medals, competing all over the world in major championships. Having achieved her lifelong dream of winning an Olympic medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Beth thought it would be perfect timing to retire from competitive gymnastics.
Beth’s phenomenal achievement in the sport saw her nominated for a ‘Sports Personality of the Year’ Award as well as being made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2010 New Year Honours for her unequivocal dedication, commitment and success in gymnastics. Beth, a three time Olympian, is almost as successful outside the gym as she is in it.
In 2007, Beth 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. Although Beth retired from Gymnastics she couldn’t part from the sport, as she became the Director and Ambassador of Total Gymnastics.
Beth and fellow Olympian, Steve Parry, set up the company to provide the opportunity for as many children as possible to take up gymnastics within schools, leisure centres and gymnastics clubs, in order to help develop the sport around the country.
Beth’s profile allowed her to take on a variety of media and sporting work. In 2013, Beth won the eighth series of ‘Dancing on Ice’ and the following year took part in the ninth and last series of ‘Dancing on Ice’. She made the final of the ‘All-Stars’ series, ultimately coming third.