BETH Tweddle is targeting World Championship success after being crowned British Champion for the sixth time in a row.
The Bunbury gymnast retained her title after producing superb performances in three events of the four apparatus competition held at the Guildford Spectrum.
It was a particularly sweet triumph for the 21-year-old who was competing in only her second event since sustaining the ankle injury which saw her Commonwealth Games bid end in heartache.
'I've been working really hard since my disappointment at the Commonwealth Games,' said the City of Liverpool gymnast. 'I was really down after suffering the ankle injury but it is as good as new now and I'm not going to dwell on it.
'It was obviously very tough to get over but this was a good boost for me and I'm really happy to be competing again,' she added.
Tweddle, who is now just two titles short of Pat Hurst's record of eight British titles (won between 1947 and 1956), is now hoping to use the triumph as a springboard to further medal success at the World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark in October.
She said: 'I felt really ready for these championships. I've been training hard over the past few months and it definitely paid off.
'I'm going to have a break now and I'm off on holiday next week for a bit of chill time.
'If anything the injury has made me more determined to succeed on the world stage and I can't wait to start my preparations for Aarhus.'
Tweddle, who did not compete in the vault event, retained her British title after clinching a hat-trick of gold medals with impressive victories in the asymmetric bars, the beam and the floor events.
She said: 'I'm really pleased with how well it went and it's great to keep hold of my title.
'It was only my second competition back so we decided not to risk the vault because I just wanted to make sure I got through it.
'But I was strong in the other three events and I'm delighted to have won.'
Tweddle's success began with a magnificent performance on the A-bars to give her a total of 16.050 points and the highest score in the championships.
The Bunbury ace then produced a faultless beam (14.850), hailing it as her best effort in four years on the apparatus, before finishing with another top score of 15.450 on the floor.