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Last Updated: Saturday, 10 November 2007, 20:37 GMT
GB gymnasts win gold in Glasgow
By Christine Gill

Beth Tweddle
Tweddle bounced back on the floor
British gymnasts Beth Tweddle and Marissa King both claimed gold in the finals of their events at the Glasgow Grand Prix.

British champion Tweddle, 22, made up for an uncharacteristic error on the asymmetric bars by winning gold on the floor from Czech Nicole Pechancova.

King added the Grand Prix vault title to her British crown.

Meanwhile, Louis Smith took silver on the pommel horse and Kristian Thomas claimed bronze in the floor exercise.

Thomas, from the Earls Gymnastics Club, produced a clean performance that included a double Arabian.

I know I will have to be perfect if I want to get gold at the Olympics

Beth Tweddle

King was delighted with her efforts.

"This is my first gold in Grand Prix events and it's just fantastic," she told the British Gymnastics website.

"I raised my game in this event and just did it. I wasn't sure I was going to pull off my second vault - my first vault was fabulous."

"This year has been fantastic, the best year of my life, and it's going to get even better as I'm off to China for the Olympic test event and I'm definitely looking forward to that trip."


Tweddle, the 2006 world champion on the asymmetric bars, said that her performance on the floor made up for her earlier setback.

"I went for broke with my bars routine because I wasn't happy with my qualifying routine," she said.

"I know I will have to be perfect if I want to get gold at the Olympics next year.

"I went to the training room to forget about the bars and put everything out of my mind. I went on to the floor to prove to everyone that I had got over the disappointment and could still perform."

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