BETH Tweddle has made a successful return from her Commonwealth Games nightmare and is raring to go for tomorrow's British Championships, writes Sam Christie.
The Bunbury gymnast is looking to retain her British title when she competes at Guilford tomorrow.
Her title defence will be only her second competitive appearance on all four apparatus since her devastating ankle injury at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne in March forced her to pull out of the event.
Despite her injury Beth received a silver medal with the rest of the British team but ever since she has been fighting to return to action to defend her British title.
Her first notable competition was representing Great Britain against gymnastic giants China last week where she came first in the bars and was the British team's top overall points scorer.
'It was my first comeback on all four apparatus and I was really pleased with my performance,' said Beth.
Tweddle started her return to competition soon after the Commonwealth Games ended and was able to compete on the bars in the European Championships in April where she won gold.
'The physio said I should have been ready to compete fully in the European Championships in April but it was touch and go to be honest,' said Beth.
'I had a scan two days before the competition and it wasn't right, it was too risky to perform on all four apparatus so I only competed on the bars but I did well and it is always good to get a confidence boost after an injury to spur you on.'
The 21-year-old revealed that tomorrow she will be taking a full part in the beam and floor but still not complete a truly full programme as she will only perform one vault.
'I'm only doing one vault so I cannot qualify for the final on it,' she said.
'You need to take part on two different vaults to progress to the final. I am still competing in the overall competition and if all goes to plan and I perform well enough in my other disciplines then I will be able to do enough to retain my British Championship title.'