Good luck Beth! We’re backing our Scientists in Sport ambassador Beth Tweddle’s plans to inspire a generation.

06 August 2013

As Scientists in Sport ambassador Beth Tweddle announces her retirement from competitive gymnastics, we take a look at her legacy programme, which aims to help inspire the next generation of young gymnasts around the country.

Beth, who won her bronze medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games a year ago today, said about the programme: 'I want to give every child an opportunity to try gymnastics. I had to try a lot of sports before I found gymnastics, this way children can have a go; they might love it, they might hate it, but at least we’ve given them the opportunity to try it'.

We have been privileged to have Beth as a key supporter of the Scientists in Sport initiative from the very beginning. During her Olympic year, she toured the country, working with schools and our science ambassadors to help students understand the science behind anti-doping. Her continued support of the programme is helping to inspire young people aged 11-14 to think differently about science and to consider where a career in science, technology, engineering and maths might take them.

Earlier today we had the chance to ask Beth a few questions on Twitter about how science gave her the winning edge in the London Games and how it will feature in her Beth Tweddle Academy. Follow the conversation with @GSKScience. Next week we’ll be posting an exclusive interview with her, so check back on our news page then!

Beth has made a whole nation proud with her achievements, being an Olympic bronze medallist, a triple World Champion, a six-time European Champion, a Commonwealth Champion and seven-times consecutive National Champion!

We are honoured and delighted that Beth is a supporter of the Scientists in Sport programme. #ThankyouBeth