Gymnast Beth Tweddle has revealed that she may only compete on one piece of apparatus at the 2012 Olympics.
The 27-year-old underwent knee surgery in April and admits that realistically she is only in the running for a gold medal on the bars. She also hopes to compete in the floor event as part of the team in what will be her third and final Olympic Games but admits that she is not up to a standard suitable for the finals.
The athlete came fourth in the Bejing Games in 2008 but failed to reach the final in Athens, four years earlier.
Tweddle refuses to pile pressure on herself however after previously winning six European and seven British titles, she told Press Association Sport: “I did gymnastics because I loved it and I never thought I would have achieved what I have done. To get to an Olympic Games is a massive achievement and I would love to finish it with a medal but I’ve got a lot to look back on if I don’t.”
Sophia Smith, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine
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