31 March 2022 – Podium Analytics (“Podium”), the NGO and charity committed to reducing injury in sport, is delighted to welcome Beth Tweddle MBE, Olympic medallist and Britain’s most successful female gymnast, as an Athlete Ambassador.
Throughout an impressive career as an international gymnast, Beth experienced a number of injuries that saw her undergo surgery, pause training, and unable to compete in key international competitions, such as the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
Following her retirement in 2013, she has continued to play an integral part in gymnastics, launching the Beth Tweddle Gymnastics Gym Stars and Academy Programmes. The organisation looks to introduce children and young people to various roles and opportunities within gymnastics, and showcases Beth’s commitment to supporting the next generation of gymnasts and sharing her passion for the sport.
Beth joins Alex Danson-Bennett MBE, former England Women’s Hockey Captain and Olympic gold medallist, as an Athlete Ambassador for Podium.
Commenting on her appointment, Beth Tweddle, said: “I have always been passionate about bringing young people into sport, and it has been a joy to see so many young athletes grow interest in gymnastics. It is vitally important however that we create a safe and nurturing environment across the sport. I know from personal experience how frustrating it can be for an injury to stop you from doing something you love, at any level. Podium’s vision and approach immediately resonated with me, and I am incredibly excited to support the focus on much-needed research in this space.”
Andy Hunt, CEO of Podium Analytics, said: “I am extremely proud to see world-class athletes like Beth join us on our journey to create a safer world of sport. Beth was an outstanding gymnast and athlete and is an inspirational role model for gymnasts in the UK. Podium will benefit greatly from her drive to help young people succeed in gymnastics and her desire to see a safer world of sport.”
Beth Tweddle is a former international gymnast, who because of her high-flying career is considered a pioneer in British gymnastics. Beth was the first female Great British gymnast to win a medal at the European Championships, World Championships, and Olympic Games. Beth is renowned for her uneven bar and floor routines, and has won multiple international Championships. Since retiring in 2013, Beth took on a number of media roles and sporting opportunities which saw her participate and win Dancing on Ice in 2013.