Beth Tweddle named 2010 Olympic Athlete of the Year


Beth Tweddle was today named Olympic Athlete of the Year for Gymnastics by the British Olympic Association. A nice touch considering she wasn’t nominated for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year. Beth said:

“I’m really happy to win this award, in what has been a outstanding year for British Gymnastics. Becoming World Champion for the third time in my career in 2010 has given me great confidence towards my aim of reaching the podium at the London 2012 Olympic Games. We experienced the support of the home crowd during the European Championships in Birmingham and that has given us a great taste for the amazing support Team GB will receive in London in 2012. I will continue to work hard and hope for further success in 2011 and beyond.”

Other winners were the following:
Aquatics – Rebecca Adlington
Archery – Alison Williamson
Athletics – Mo Farah
Badminton – Rajiv Ouseph
Basketball – Pop’s Mensah-Bonsu
Boxing – Tom Stalker
Canoeing – Ed McKeever
Cycling – Emma Pooley
Equestrian – Laura Bechtolsheimer
Fencing – Chrystall Nicoll
Gymnastics – Beth Tweddle
Handball – Holly Lam-Moores
Hockey – Helen Richardson
Judo – Euan Burton
Modern Pentathlon – Sam Weale
Sailing – Ed Wright
Shooting – Elena Allen
Table Tennis – Liam Pitchford
Taekwondo – Jade Jones
Tennis – Andy Murray
Triathlon – Jonathan Brownlee
Volleyball – Nathan French
Weighlifting – Peter Kirbride
Wrestling – Myroslav Dykun
Biathlon – Lee-Steve Jackson
Bobsleigh/Skeleton – Amy Williams
Curling – Eve Muirhead
Luge – AJ Rosen
Skating – Sinead and John Kerr
Skiing – Andrew Musgrave

Via British Gymnastics and Going For Gold

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