London, Aug 27 : Football icon David Beckham hopes that Britain's huge medal haul at the Beijing Olympics will inspire youngsters to bring laurels to the country in 2012.
East London born Beckham, 33, is passionate that his home country should enjoy a rich legacy in sports facilities from the Olympics.
According to the Mirror, Beckham hoped that the 19 gold medals won by British players would lead to more of the capital's youngsters wanting to be part of the London games.
"That sort of success always generates kids wanting to do sport and to do well," said the England and LA Galaxy star.
Beckham also said that the success of the British Olympians would definitely lead to more kids getting involved in sports. "I believe kids are already getting ready for 2012 and want to be involved in it," said the football superstar.
Story first published: Wednesday, August 27, 2008, 16:23 [IST]