Goldie Sayers is the current UK record holder and British champion for the past ten years. She is already a double Olympian – she came fourth in Beijing in 2008, missing out on javelin bronze by just 38cm and in Athens in 2004, she was the youngest member of the UK’s track and field team. Going into London 2012 Goldie was in supurb form extending her own British record only weeks before. However, at that same meeting as breaking the record, Goldie picked up an injury in her throwing arm that cruelling ended any hopes of competing competitively at London 2012.
Olympic, World and European Championship finalist, Goldie consistently features in the world’s top ten in her discipline. She has progressed from the junior ranks – setting a new UK under-20 record to win silver at the 2001 European Junior Championships – alongside Mo Farah and Chris Tomlinson.
A former county tennis, hockey and netball player (and national under-11 table tennis champion) Goldie is also a classically-trained violinist and pianist. Her late father, Pete Sayers, was an acclaimed musician and the only Englishman to be resident on Nashville’s iconic country music show, the Grand Ole Opry.
Goldie – who gained a First Class Honours degree in Sport and Exercise Science from Loughborough University – is also ‘at home’ on stage. She is an experienced motivational speaker whose message – ‘attitude is a small thing that makes a big difference’ – resonates with any audience from salespeople to schoolchildren.
2012 GOLD National Championships
2011 GOLD National Championships
2010 SILVER European Team Championships
2010 GOLD National Championships
2009 13th World Championships
2009 GOLD National Championships
2008 4th Olympic Games
2008 GOLD European Throws Cup
2007 GOLD National Championships
2007 GOLD European Cup
2006 GOLD National Championships
2006 5th Commonwealth Games
2005 GOLD National Championships
Date of Birth: 16 July 1982
Height: 1.73m (5ft 8in)
Weight: 69kg (151lb)