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Gymnastics: Beth Tweddle - Rio Olympics in 2016 is step too far


Beth Tweddle has not ruled out a return to competitive gymnastics but has confirmed the Rio 2016 Olympics are "one step too far".

The 28-year-old, who won bars bronze at London 2012, is Great Britain's most successful gymnast but is taking a break after winning reality TV show Dancing on Ice.

"I'm just enjoying training," she said. "I'm on tour skating at the minute, so I haven't ruled anything out apart from Rio 2016. That's just one step too far for my body."

Tweddle struggled with injury before the London Olympics.