Gymnast Beth Tweddle tells Game Changers about her new passions

Last Updated: 25/10/13 2:57pm

Beth Tweddle may have retired from gymnastics but she's still got all the skills and loads of ambition in the sport.

The three-time world champion hung up her leotard after winning bronze at the 2012 Olympic Games and she popped into Game Changers on a rare day off to reveal her new goals.

"My passion now after stepping away from competitive gymnastics is to inspire the next generation," the 28-year-old said.

"Gymnastics has given me so much during my life and I just want to give the opportunity to every child to have a go at the sport.

"They might love it or hate it but at least they've tried it!"

Beth first took up gymnastics aged seven and when asked why, she said: "It was because I was always upside down! It's the closest you're going to get to flying."

Beth performed an incredible trick of walking on her hands in the studio. Something else she does a little less often now is the splits, and Darren asked her for some advice on behalf of his five-year-old daughter.

"It's about practice. You can do it when you're watching TV and that means you can concentrate on something else, even your homework!"

Hear more from Beth by watching the video at the top of the screen.