BETH Tweddle believes she is firmly on course to achieve her London 2012 Olympic dream after helping the City of Liverpool Gymnastics Club to a seventh British team title.
Three-time world champion Tweddle, 26, Britain’s greatest ever gymnast, achieved the highest overall score on bars, beams, vault and floor, a result which guided her team to a comfortable title victory.
The Bunbury gymnast added to April’s gold medal success at the European Championships in Berlin on the uneven bars to leave her full of confidence going into the British Championships in Liverpool and World Championships in Tokyo.
“I was really happy with how I performed at the British Team Championships and it serves as great preparation ahead of the British and World Championship events,” said Tweddle, who has earmarked next summer’s Olympics as the curtain-call for her phenomenal career.
“Things have been going really well for me lately and, touch wood, I haven’t had too many set backs in terms of injuries.”
Former Chester Queen’s School student Tweddle, who finished fourth on the bars at the Beijing 2008 Olympics, is hoping the support of a home crowd at July’s British Championships at the Echo Arena will see her secure more success as she attempts to gain momentum ahead of London 2012.
“I’m really looking forward to the British Championships as the atmosphere should be great because it is like a home town event for me,” said the six-time European gold medal winner.
“I am hoping that I can perform well there and then take some good form into the World Championships in Japan in October.
“The main target for the World Championships will be to make sure Great Britain as a team qualify for the team event, which is more important than individual glory.
“It will be beneficial at the worlds because I’ll be facing gymnasts who will be at the Olympics so I’ll have some idea what I’m up against.
“I’m feeling really good at the moment though, I’m performing well and I’m confident so I hopefully that will continue through to London.”