Tweddle makes amends with gold in floor event

BRITAIN&rsquo;S Beth Tweddle put her asymmetric bars heartache behind her to claim a stunning World Championship gold in the floor event yesterday at London&rsquo;s O2 Arena.<br /><br />Tweddle, 24, was distraught at failing to make the final of her preferred event when she fell off the bars in front of her home crowd in Wednesday&rsquo;s heats. But she made amends for that by pulling off a difficult routine on the floor and winning a second career world title.<br /><br />&ldquo;I was renowned for bars &ndash; this is my first medal in floor and it&rsquo;s the best feeling ever,&rdquo; said Tweddle. &ldquo;It makes up for my disappointment. The fans got me through the other day when I was really upset, and it made me feel like I had to come out here today.&rdquo;<br /><br />Although Australia&rsquo;s Lauren Mitchell scored higher for execution, Tweddle&rsquo;s choice of routine was the most demanding of all competitors and earned her a higher overall mark. Mitchell took silver, with China&rsquo;s Sui Lu winning bronze.<br /><br />Tweddle is already considered old for gymnast, but has left the door open for an Olympic challenge when London hosts the Games in 2012. Her gold follows Daniel Keatings&rsquo; silver in the men&rsquo;s all-round final on Thursday.