Goldie Sayers

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Javelin Thrower
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Date of Birth July 16, 1982
Place of Birth England
Age 38 years old
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Goldie Sayers

Katherine Dinah "Goldie" Sayers, is a former British javelin thrower. She was born in Newmarket, Suffolk, United Kingdom. On 20 May 2007, Sayers set a new British record in the javelin at 65.05 m, thus becoming the first British woman to throw over 65 metres since javelins were redesigned in 1999. Sayers set the record when competing for her university, Loughborough, at the Loughborough International match. She cemented this achievement at the Norwich Union Glasgow Grand Prix on 3 June 2007 where she beat a top-class international field in rainy conditions with a throw of 63.59 m. Defeated rivals included European champion and Olympic silver medallist Steffi Nerius and world champion Barbora Špotáková.

About Goldie Sayers

Javelin thrower who has taken home the top prize at events like the European Cup of Winter and competed in the 2004 Olympic Games. She has been given the nickname "Suffolk Slinger" by fans of javelin-throwing.

Before Fame

She was a champion table tennis player at the under-11 level.

Achievement

She became the first British woman ever to exceed 65 meters in the javelin throw.

Family Life

Her father is bluegrass musician Pete Sayers.

Associations

She participated in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, where Andreas Thorkildsen won the gold medal in javelin-throwing.

Information related to Goldie Sayers

  • English female javelin throwers
  • People educated at The King's School, Ely
  • British female javelin throwers
  • Alumni of Loughborough University
  • Athletes (track and field) at the 2006 Commonwealth Games
  • Athletes (track and field) at the 2014 Commonwealth Games
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Latest information about Goldie Sayers updated on March 04, 2021.

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