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14 March 2013 by Lisa

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Beth Tweddle has signed a copy of the Museum of Liverpool book that we’re giving away

Following Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle’s visit to the Museum of Liverpool yesterday, we have a little competition for you to enter.

During her visit, Beth signed a copy of the fabulous Museum of Liverpool book, Liverpool- the Story of a City. The book is illustrated with the collections in the Museum and celebrates Liverpool’s rich history and the people who have made the city what it is today. Beth is undoubtedly one of those individuals, as shown in her dedication and relentless determination.

To win the signed copy of the book you’ll need to watch this video and answer the question: where was our video interview with Beth filmed?

Send your answers, along with your name, postal address and phone number to: press@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk by midnight on Monday 18 March 2013. The winner will be drawn and notified on Tuesday 19 March 2013.

Beth, who trains and studied in Liverpool, visited the Museum of Liverpool yesterday to see a sculpture of her body on display, which was created by body cast sculptor Louise Giblin. Beth was also presented with her own edition of the piece which is called ‘Olympian Series II – Beth Tweddle MBE’.

Beth is genuinely inspiring. Last year at her home games, she became the first British woman in history to win an Olympic gymnastics medal and the oldest female competitor to win a medal in gymnastics in nearly 50 years. Prior to this, Beth is a three-time World Champion, six-time European Champion, Commonwealth Champion and has won seven consecutive National Championships too.

Louise Giblin was inspired by Beth’s performance at the 2009 World Championships at London’s O2 Arena and has incorporated aspects into the bronze sculpture, such as the London Eye, leaping gymnasts and the Thames which weaves across the middle of the sculpture. If you take a look at the back of the sculpture you will see how Louise has used sweeping lines to create a spine and muscles which represent Beth’s strength and agility.

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