LITESPORT 42 Monday, 19 October 2009 London Lite MWAH!NOWILLButton is eager to stay but it could cost cool 5m by neal collins Tweddle the tumble wants to rumble in 2012 WORLD gymnastics gold medallist Beth Tweddle today stated her desire to compete for Great Britain at the London Olympics in 2012. The 24-year-old won her second world title at Londons O2 Arena yesterday, claiming gold on the floor having won on the asymmetric bars in 2006, and hopes to return to the same venue in three years time. She said: Ill be 27. Im taking each competition as it comes; Id love to represent Team GB at the home Olympics the crowd this weekend were absolutely fantastic. Gymnastics is changing now, it used to be about 15- and 16-year-olds but the age barrier is moving up now. Ive always wanted to be remembered as someone who achieved something, not someone who achieved and then failed. Ive retired from two pieces of apparatus, I just do the bars and the floor now, and that has helped a lot over the past year. The difficulty level of Tweddles tumbling routine yesterday 14.650 combined with her near- perfect execution after leading off the competition, meant her rivals were unable to surpass her score. Earlier Colombian Jessica Ortiz brought the arena to a halt when she landed on her head during a tumbling routine. She was taken to hospital where an early diagnosis said the injury was not too serious. by david dibble Inbrief Sixy night out in Copenhagen lCARL FROCHS Super Six clash with fellow world champion Mikkel Kessler may have to be held in his rivals Danish homeland. WBC super-middleweight champion Froch was cheered on by 8,000 people in Nottingham on Saturday as he beat American Andre Dirrell in his opening bout of the six-man tournament. But promoter Mick Hennessy admits the Kessler fight may end up being held in Copenhagen. Davydenkos nicked it again lNIKOLAY DAVYDENKO came out on top in a high-quality final with top seed Rafael Nadal to win the Shanghai Masters title. The Russian was a break up early on but World No2 Nadal appeared to be heading for victory when he levelled up and took the set into a tie-breaker. However, the sixth seed came out on top before claiming the second set with a single break to seal a third Masters title with a 7-6 (7/3) 6-3 victory. Ross still boss after 2nd in Oz lCASEY STONER claimed his third successive win at the Australian Grand Prix on a day when Valentino Rossi moved a step closer to retaining his FIM MotoGP World Championship title. Fiat Yamaha rider Rossi finished second behind Stoner but more importantly saw his team-mate and nearest title rival Jorge Lorenzo fail to make it beyond the first corner after the Spaniard tangled with Nicky Hayden. Thierry to lead new-lookFrance lTHIERRY DUSAUTOIR has been handed the France captaincy on a permanent basis to replace veteran Lionel Nallet, according to reports. The 27-year-old flanker had already stood in for Nallet as skipper while he was injured for Les Bleus winter tour of Australia and New Zealand. The deciding factor was the rise of Thierry Dusautoir during the past two years, said France coach Marc Lievremont. Miserly Lee is Phillies winner lCLIFF LEE allowed just three hits in eight innings as the Philadelphia Phillies destroyed the Los Angeles Dodgers 11-0 in game three of baseballs National League Championship Series at Citizens Bank Park. Lee struck out 10 while Ryan Howard and Jayson Werth also had big games as the reigning World Series champions moved 2-1 ahead on the best-of-seven series. lLA Angels v NY Yankees, ESPN America tonight, 9pm. No flagging: Beth Tweddle now has her sights on Olympic gold JENSONBUTTON,juststartingtocalm downafterhisepicWorldChampionship clincher at Interlagos yesterday, says he wants to stay with Brawn GP. But the 29-year-old, who took a 5m pay-cut to race for boss Ross Brawn when Honda collapsed, admits: I havent talked about next year yet. Buttons fifth place in Brazil guaran- teed him the title with a race to spare as rivals Sebastian Vettel and Rubens Bar- richello came in fourth and eighth. Now he can concentrate on cementing his position within a team that also col- lected the constructors crown just over 10 months after formation. Button is understood to be looking to returntothe8m-a-yearsalaryheprevi- ously enjoyed with Honda. He said: I want to be here next year and I want to be with a team that can challenge for victories. Brawn can do that.Theseguysarenotone-hitwonders. Weve got talented people in our team. We might not be big like other teams, but that will be a benefit to us next sea- son as the teams have to get smaller. But I havent talked to the team seri- ously about anything for next year. We wanted to get this out of the way. I will sit down and discuss it when Ive got over my hangover! Button was meant to fly out of Sao Paulo last night, but instead will leave today as a gracious Barrichello -- his raceruinedbyalatepunctureyesterday -- allowed him use of his private plane so the 29-year-old could party on. Button, who started from 14th on the grid, said: I was best over 16 races, and thats what world titles are about. I am it. I am a world champion, and Im going tokeepsayingitafteraracethat,forme, was the best Ive driven in my life. An accident involving Jarno Trulli, Adrian Sutil and Fernando Alonso helped elevate him to ninth on lap one. AndButtonalsoproducedoutstanding manoeuvres to overtake Romain Gros- jean, Kazuki Nakajima, Kamui Koba- yashi and Sebastien Buemi. As Barrichello floundered after starting from pole, Button kept his nerve until he fell into the arms of his dad John, who has missed just one of his sons 171 races. Button Snr said: Jenson was cryinghiseyesout.Hewaslikealimpet. We were like babies. H index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html