British Olympian Beth Tweddle won't rush into retirement

Beth Tweddle
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British bronze medallist gymnast Beth Tweddle says that she will not retire "straight away" following her Olympic achievements at London 2012.

British gymnast Beth Tweddle has revealed that she will ease herself into retirement following her success at the London Olympic Games.

The 27-year-old managed to claim a bronze medal in the uneven bars final at London 2012 but has stayed committed to her original plans to retire.

"I am taking a bit of time to go on holiday," Tweddle told BBC Radio Five Live. "I am not going to retire straight away.

"With the support of my coach and Federation I am going to continue training, but more slowly. I'll never walk away completely from gymnastics it has been too much a part of my life, but there are a few other things I want to have a go at."

Tweddle grabbed a medal for Team GB following her disappointment four years ago when she finished fourth in Beijing.

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