An interesting piece has come up in today’s Metro newspaper. Beth Tweddle, who underwent keyhole surgery on her knee two months ago, has acquired an ice machine. Obviously such a system is costly, so with the help of millionaire and the man responsible for the Wells Sports Foundation,Barrie Wells, Beth has been carefully attending to her knee with the help of the £3,500 ice machine.
So, £3,500 later, I am sleeping with the ice machine for company; it connects to an ice pack which runs from above my knee to halfway down my shin and ices and compresses, which is vital as there is not the time during a day’s training.
The result has been that I was able to compete – and win gold on the uneven bars – at the second Olympic trials in Ipswich earlier this month.
Ice is essential in the recovery from injury. It’s a short but interesting and easy read. Beth will compete at this weekends MAG & WAG British Championships, which will be the final Olympic trial ahead of the team announcement on July 4th.