Tweddle’s uneven bars revolution lives on at 2022 world championships

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Quickfire, connection-stringing routine of British gymnastics great changed the sport and its influence continues to this day

Thirteen years ago, as the unprecedented trail Beth Tweddle blazed led back home for the World Gymnastics Championships in London, she arrived as one of the uneven bars favourites. But Tweddle did not even make it out of qualifying, instead falling from the high bar attempting her new eponymous element.

Her failure underscored the boldness of even trying such a skill. Thirteen years on, the Tweddle has become a symbol of her enduring influence.

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Written by Tumaini Carayol
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