LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS: Beth Tweddle pulls out of European Championships

Setback for Tweddle as she pulls out of European Championships

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22:02 GMT, 25 April 2012

Britain's Beth Tweddle has pulled out of next month’s European Championships after keyhole surgery on a knee.

The 27-year-old gymnast is a London 2012 gold medal hope in the uneven bars and her withdrawal from the event in Brussels was said to be a precaution.

Injury: Beth Tweddle will not compete at the European Championships

Injury: Beth Tweddle will not compete at the European Championships

Tweddle said: ‘It’s much better for this to happen now rather than later in the year.’