Gymnast and World Championship gold medal winner, Beth Tweddle, known to Blog readers for her petrochemical connections, is seeking her first Olympic medal at this summer’s games, according to an article about how much she owes to her coach in the February issue of the British Airways in-flight magazine.
“It was my dad’s idea to send me to gym classes. It suited me because I’m not scared of anything. I’m very stubborn – I get that from my dad,” she says, referencing the father who worked at ICI on Teesside, UK, along with our own Paul Hodges, and now works for INEOS Chlor Vinyls.
Other Blog readers who are proud to claim connections with Beth Tweddle and her father Jerry Tweddle include Judith, who lives in the same village as Beth, and Hugh, who used to work for Jerry and whose daughters now train at the same gym where she started.
(photo: FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, Tokyo, Japan – 8 Oct 2011: Rex)