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Last Updated: Monday, 4 December 2006, 08:31 GMT

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Beth Tweddle
Age: 21 Nationality: English
Sport: Gymnastics

2006 highlight: Claiming Britain's first world gymnastics gold.

Tweddle sprang from relative obscurity to a place in the sporting spotlight during 2006.

She was forced to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games with an ankle injury.

But the Cheshire youngster bounced back to win gold on the uneven bars at the European Championships.

She reached greater heights in the same event to claim the world title in Denmark. Gold made her Britain's most decorated gymnast.



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