BETH Tweddle has retained her European uneven bars title.
The Bunbury gymnast, 26, scored 15.100 to beat Russia’s Tatiana Nabieva (15.075) at the championships in Berlin today (Saturday).
It was a third consecutive bars title for the former Crewe & Nantwich GC performer.
Tweddle said: “It wasn’t one of my best but it was enough.
“It was more a training routine and there were a few mistakes in there.
“But the routine is brand new and I’ve got to A to B every time I’ve done it.
“Potentially it could be up to a 16.000 score. In qualification I reached 15.500 with a couple of mistakes and if I add anything for next year, it could go up again.”
Tweddle has introduced new elements to her routine in an attempt to improve their scores ahead of this year’s World Championships and the London Olympics in 2012.
Tweddle has now won six titles in European competition, adding to the three gold medals she has won at world championships.
Tomorrow (Sunday) Tweddle will defend her floor European crown.
But she reckons a calf injury will prevent her from making it a doubler gold.
She added: “Floor is a total bonus. Coming into this championships I wasn’t even going to compete on it.
“I’ll get out there again but I’m not aiming for a medal because I haven’t had the training.”