Elizabeth Kimberly Tweddle (1985 - d.) MP

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Birthplace: Johannesburg, City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, Gauteng, South Africa
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Managed by: June Barnes
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Immediate Family

    • Jeremy Nicholas Crompton
      father
    • Janet Anne
      mother
    • James Andrew Crompton
      brother

About Elizabeth Kimberly Tweddle

Elizabeth "Beth" Kimberly Tweddle MBE (born 1 April 1985) is an English gymnast. Tweddle is a three time world champion having won the 2010 World Championships and 2006 World Championships on the uneven bars and the 2009 World Championships on the floor. 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. She is also a seven-time British National Champion, having won the title every year between 2001 and 2007.

Beth Tweddle was born in Johannesburg, South Africa where her father, Jeremy (Gerry) Tweddle, was temporarily employed, and moved to England with her family when she was 18 months old.[8] She was raised in Bunbury, Cheshire, England. Tweddle began competing in gymnastics at the age of seven at a local club (Crewe and Nantwich Gymnastics Club), and was named to the British junior national team in 1994. In 1997, she moved to the City of Liverpool Gymnastics Club. Tweddle trains alongside other British gymnasts, such as Hannah Whelan. Tweddle won the British senior National Championships for the first time in 2001. Tweddle was a member of the City of Liverpool Gymnastics Club team, which has won the British Team Championships five times. Tweddle attended the Queens School in Chester.

Away gymnastics Beth has a company called Total Gymnastics which works with schools, leisure centres and gymnastics clubs to help develop the sport. Beth enjoys working with children to encourage and support their future sporting careers.

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Beth Tweddle's Timeline

1985
April 1, 1985
Johannesburg, City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, Gauteng, South Africa
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- present
Cheshire, England
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- 20097
Sheffield, England
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