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Beth Tweddle's guide to the vault
Hi, I'm Beth Tweddle, part of the GB Olympic team and World Championship bronze medallist.

And this is my Olympic gymnastic guide to the vault.

Watch my guide:

The vault requires a combination of speed, strength and agility.

Judges will be looking for height and length of vault as well as dynamic turns, twists and somersaults.

And all that with a controlled landing.

To help you understand the apparatus I will guide you through a simple vault.

I'll show the take-off and jump for the simple squat vault and how to nail the landing.

Once mastered you could always try a straddle vault or even a handspring!

Hopefully this little taster will get you out there wanting more.

You never know in a few years we may see you vaulting your way to Olympic glory!




Beth's factfile
Born: 1 April 1985
Favourite apparatus: Asymmetric bars
Career high: Winning bronze at the World Championships on the A-bars
Pets: A cat, dog and 2 guinea pigs
Favourite soap: Eastenders
Top tip: Keep working hard, all the training can be hard, but keep listening and keep going

Watch all the top gymnasts in action at the World Cup Finals on BBC Grandstand 11/12 December



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