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Olympic gymnast shares sporty secrets with Burton pupils

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: June 25, 2014

25/06/14 Beth Tweddle visits Robert Sutton School Olympic gymnast, Beth Tweddle, at primary school gymnastic event, Robert Sutton sports hall......

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OLYMPIC gymnast Beth Tweddle passed on tips of the trade to pupils at Blessed Robert Sutton Catholic Sports College when she dropped by as part of the venue’s sports awards.

The bronze medallist, who achieved the accolade on the uneven bars, visited the school this afternoon.

She attended a primary school gymnastics event, which was attended by children from around 10 local schools, before heading to East Staffs Gym Club, and then to the Robert Sutton sports awards at Burton Albion in the evening.

Miss Tweddle, who has competed at three Olympic Games – Athens 2004 Beijing 2008 and London 2012 – is regarded as the most successful gymnast, male or female, to have ever competed in the sport.

She won the first Olympic medal for a UK female gymnast when she won bronze on the uneven bars in London 2012.

Away from gymnastics, she also won the eighth series of the TV show Dancing on Ice.

She retired from her sport in August 2013, on the anniversary of her bronze medal win.

During her visit to the school, which is on Blue Stone Lane, in Stapenhill, she gave a master class to youngsters who have an interest in the sport.

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