The Independent reports that Beth Tweddle is retiring after a stunning gymnastics career.

The three-time world champion, six-time European champion and seven-time national champion is Britain’s most successful gymnast, and there had been much talk over her possible retirement since she added an Olympic medal to her collection last year.

She had already dismissed the possibility of competing at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and now will not go on to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.


Just a year ago at the London Olympics she pleased the home crowd by winning the bronze medal on the uneven bars.  Now it’s time for her to move on to other things in life.

But she’s not really done with gymnastics.  She’s helping to lead a national program that enables British children, regardless of income level, a chance to try gymnastics.  Maybe she’ll help to train a future champion!