Road to Beijing: Goldie Sayers

Goldie Sayers, born Katherine Dinah Sayers (born 16 July 1982), is a 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 (213 ft 5 in), 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.

1999 51.06m (167′ 6″)
2000 54.58m (179′ 1″)
2001 55.40m (181′ 9″)
2002 58.20m (190′ 11″)
2003 56.29m (184′ 8″)
2004 60.85m (199′ 8″)
2005 61.45m (201′ 7″)
2006 60.41m (198′ 2″)
2007 65.05m (213′ 5″)
2008 65.75m (215′ 9″)
2009 59.82m (196′ 3″)
2010 63.15m (207′ 2″)
2011 64.46m (211′ 6″)
2012 66.17m (217′ 1″)
2014 62.75m (205′ 10″)
2015 62.09m (203′ 8″)

How has your training been going recently?

Training is going well now following a knee injury

What is the focus of your training schedule?

At the moment, building into Beijing, the focus is rhythm, speed and timing

Is there anything new you are implementing into your training?

This year I have done more gymnastic work in my training

What technical issues are you working on?

Currently, I’m working on speeding up my right to left after my impulse following a right knee injury

Where are you currently training?

I am currently in Japan at the GB holding camp prior to Beijing. I normally train in London

Who is your current coach?

My coach is Mark Roberson who is out here with me

Are you currently working a job? If so, what and how many hours a week?

I have rental properties, sit on the British Olympic Association Athlete Commission and do some motivational speaking and personal training work away from athletics.

What competitions do you have planned?

My next comp is the World Championships

When will you travel to Asia?  When will you travel to Beijing? 

I’m in Asia now and travel to Beijing on monday

Will any friends or family be travelling to Beijing?

My Mum is coming out to watch!