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Elizabeth Kimberly Tweddle MBE – born 1 April 1985 – is a retired British artistic gymnast.

Renowned for her uneven bar and floor routines, she was the first female gymnast from Great Britain to win a medal at the European Championships, World Championships, and Olympic Games.

Tweddle represented Great Britain at three Olympic Games. She is the 2012 Olympic bronze medalist on uneven bars, the 2006 and 2010 World Champion on the uneven bars, the 2009 World Champion on floor exercise, a four-time European Champion on the uneven bars, and a two-time European Champion on the floor exercise.

Tweddle retired in August 2013. Following retirement, Tweddle’s profile allowed her to take on a variety of media and sporting work. On 10 March 2013, Tweddle won the eighth series of Dancing on Ice along with partner Daniel Whiston, who won the show for the third time.

In 2014, she took part in the ninth and last series of Dancing on Ice, the “All-Stars” series, with new skating partner, making the final and coming third.

In 2016, Tweddle participated in the third series of Channel 4 reality contest show The Jump.

However, on 7 February, two weeks into the show, Tweddle suffered a back injury and was forced to withdraw from the competition.

It was reported on 8 February 2016 that she had successfully undergone neck surgery to fuse two vertebrae together using a piece of her hip bone.

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