Goldie Sayers

The 'Suffolk Slinger' record-breaking javelin champion


Goldie Sayers – she was originally called Katherine but named herself after the actress Goldie Hawn – is one seriously talented sportsperson and motivational speaker.

Goldie was an under-11 national table tennis champion and played hockey, netball and tennis at county level. But it is as a javelin thrower that she has really excelled – setting British records, being captain of the GB women’s under-20 team and becoming the first British woman to throw over 65m since javelins were redesigned. In 2007 she set the record at 65.05m and at the Glasgow Grand Prix she beat the European and world champions of the time with a throw of 63.59m.

Between 2003 and 2007, Goldie won five national titles – she now has 10 British titles to her name – while internationally the motivational speaker came fourth in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing with an incredible throw of 65.75m (which was a new British record). She also came fourth at the 2012 European Championships in Helsinki and in the same year she made another record-breaking throw – this time a staggering 66.17m – at the London Grand Prix Diamond League meeting.

Goldie’s other claims to fame include carrying the Olympic Torch in Lincolnshire in 2012 and having a father – Pete Sayers – who was a popular bluegrass musician. Also, the motivational speaker – who has the nickname The Suffolk Slinger – has a Masters and First Class Honours degree in Sport and Exercise Science.

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