Would you swap a World Title for an Olympic Medal?

Beth Tweddle would. Beth talks to More Than The Games about Great Britains most successful World Gymnastics Championships to date and what winning an Olympic medal would mean.


Team mate Louis Smith won a bronze medal at the Beijing Games in 2008, helping to boost the reputation of gymnastics in Great Britain, thus meaning that Gymnastics saw its budget for London 2012 boosted by more than £1m after the Games – adding currency to the debate that for UK Sport, the government agency responsible for distributing National Lottery funding, Olympic medals matter most.



Beth highlights the importance of  the Great Britain gymnasts making their mark on the London 2012 Games:

“The World Championships is the World Championships, don’t get me wrong, but it’s so important for us to get a medal at London 2012,” added Tweddle.

“Not just in terms of funding but also for the exposure the sport still needs in this country.

“On a personal level, if I had to, I would swap this world title for an Olympic medal. I’ve won world titles before and London 2012 remains the driving force for me – it’s what gets me about of bed and to the gym on those cold days when you just don’t fancy going to training.”

Read the full article here – More Than The Games

One Comment

  1. Pat says:

    one olympic gold is worth more than an infinite number of world titles!!!!!!

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