Beth Tweddle aiming for the podium at her Olympic swansong

BETH Tweddle believes she can finally land a coveted Olympic medal as she prepares for her Games swansong, in London, this summer.

The 26-year-old three-time world champion has been working hard in the gym, having had time to go back to the gym following her Olympic qualification at the World Championships last October.

Tipped as Great Britain’s best gymnast, Tweddle, who suffered a disappointing World Championships - aside from her qualification - is focused on achieving her dream in front of her home crowd.

“After the World Championships, I was able to go home and sort out the problems I’d had in qualification,” said Tweddle who failed to qualify for the uneven bars final and only finished seventh in the floor competition.

“I had a three month period of just training which I haven’t had for a long time so it was a big relief.

“I’ve been doing 10 routines every day and the problem is because I’m going for that medal you’ve got to take risks that come with problems as well. Hopefully in London it will all be sorted but I’ve got to take those risks to try and walk away with a medal.

“I’d love any medal but at the end of the day if I walk away from the Olympics having done a routine cleanly and came away with a medal, fantastic.

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“If it doesn’t at least I know I’ve done my best as the worst thing would be to walk away knowing had I gone clean I could have got a medal.”

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