Goldie Sayers

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Age Group:V35
Lead Coach:Mark Roberson2013-
Previous Lead:Michael McNeill-2004
Previous Lead:Dan Pfaff2010-2012
Previous Lead:Mark Roberson2005-2009

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Domestic Championships Record
1997 – AAA U17 Championships gold
1999 – AAA U20 Championships silver
2000 – AAA U20 Championships gold
2001 – AAA U20 Championships gold
2002 – BUSA Championships gold. Commonwealth Games Trials bronze. AAA U23 Championships gold. AAA Championships silver
2003 – BUSA Championships gold. AAA U23 Championships gold. AAA Championships gold
2004 – AAA U23 Championships gold. AAA Championships gold
2005 – AAA Championships gold
2006 – AAA Championships gold
2007 – Norwich Union World Trials gold
2008 – AAA Championships gold
2009 – Aviva World Trials gold
2010 – CAU Inter-Counties Championships gold. Aviva European Trials and UK Championships gold
2011 – Aviva World Trials and UK Championships gold. CAU Inter-Counties Championships gold
2012 – Aviva Olympic Trials & UK Championships gold

Major Championships and International Record
2012 – Olympic Games NM q. European Athletics Championships 4th
2011 – IAAF World Championships 10th. Spar European Team Championships silver
2010 – European Team Championships silver
2009 – World Championships 8th q
2008 – Olympic Games 4th. European Throws Cup gold
2007 – World Championships 18th q
2006 – European Championships 12th. Commonwealth Games 5th
2005 – World Championships 12th. World University Games 4th
2004 – Olympic Games 9th q
2003 – World University Games 5th. European U23 Championships 11th
2002 – Commonwealth Games 6th
2001 – European Junior Championships silver
2000 – World Junior Championships 6th
1999 – World Youth Championships 5th

Sayers, who had previously represented her county at a number of sports, including hockey, tennis and netball, found her niche in javelin throwing and was a very talented youngster, placing in the top eight at world youth and world junior competitions. She made a good transition to the senior ranks, making the final in her World Championships debut in 2005 and European Championships debut in 2006.

In 2007, she broke Kelly Morgan’s national record, throwing 65.05m in Loughborough, but disappointed at the World Championships, crashing out in qualification after many tipped her to win a medal.

In 2008, Sayers was consistently beyond 60m before Beijing and in those Olympic Games she restored her reputation as a championship performer, improving her national record in the final, throwing 65.75m to finish a meritorious fourth.

After an injury wrecked 2009 with a stress fracture of the shoulder she did well to start competing again early season and off a short run-up managed 59.77m at Loughborough. Things were looking not as bad as was predicted by some and at Birmingham in the World Trials she did enough to win and then went on to the Aviva London Grand Prix at Crystal Palace and fell just short of 60m throwing 59.82m for a season's best. At the World Championships she was disappointed to finish down in eighth place at the qualifying stage and didn't make the final. With a lack of preparation which affected her timing and fitness this was her lowest mark for six years. 2010 saw a good start to the season with a throw of 63.15m to win the CAU Inter-Counties Championships and a second place at the European Team Championships. At the Aviva European Championship Trials she again won the UK title but in the process picked up an injury that ultimately ended her season and hopes of European and Commonwealth success. Olympic year promised much with a classy win at the London Diamond League throwing a PB of 66.17m. However, disaster struck after injury to her throwing arm in that competition and although she had intensive treatment she broke down in London at the qualifying stage of the Olympics.

Goldie also enjoys pottery and photography and is a classically trained violinist. Her father, the late country singer Pete Sayers, was the first Englishman to play in the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tennessee and also had his own breakfast show in the USA. She gained first class honours in sport and exercise science at Loughborough University. She was also the national under 12 table tennis champion.

Athletes Coached
NameClub AG  Sex  Best Event  Rank  AG  Year  Performance 
Niamh EmersonAmber Valley & ErewashU23WHJ3ALL20191.87

Best known performances

Performances Submit
1996 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2014 2015 2016 2018

2018 V35 Belgrave
1M7:17c15O5LondonVitality Westminster Mile27 May 18
2016 SEN Belgrave
JT60058.791Austin TX, USALonghorn Invitational7 May 16
JT60057.761LoughboroughUK Javelin Carnival29 May 16
JT60057.089BirminghamIAAF Diamond League Meeting5 Jun 16
JT60056.861Phoenix AZ, USAAltis Summer Series #114 May 16
JT60055.776Luzern, SUISpitzen Leichtathletik14 Jun 16
JT60054.982BirminghamBritish Athletics Championships26 Jun 16
JT60054.559Turku, FINPaavo Nurmi Games29 Jun 16
JT60053.5613qBAmsterdam, NEDEuropean Championships7 Jul 16
2015 SEN Belgrave
JT60062.096Olympic ParkSainsbury's Anniversary Games25 Jul 15
JT60059.531LoughboroughLoughborough EAP Open Meeting18 Jul 15
JT60058.2815qABeijing, CHNIAAF World Championships28 Aug 15
2014 SEN Belgrave
JT60062.751BirminghamBritish Athletics UK Championships (Inc European Trials)29 Jun 14
JT60062.031LoughboroughLoughborough International18 May 14
JT60060.323Luzern, SUISpitzen Leichathletik15 Jul 14
JT60059.341ABedfordBedford International Games Open1 Jun 14
JT60058.338Zürich, SUIEuropean Championships14 Aug 14
JT60058.074qBZürich, SUIEuropean Championships12 Aug 14
JT60057.687Hampden ParkCommonwealth Games30 Jul 14
2012 SEN Belgrave
JT60066.171Crystal PalaceSamsung Diamond League14 Jul 12
JT60064.733Rome, ITASamsung Diamond League31 May 12
JT60063.041Chula Vista CA, USAOTC Pre Olympic Series26 Apr 12
JT60063.014Helsinki, FINEuropean Athletics Championships29 Jun 12
JT60062.752Bar, MNEEuropean Cup Winter Throwing17 Mar 12
JT60062.351Rabat, MARMeeting International Mohammed VI d'Athlétisme27 May 12
JT60062.181LoughboroughWinter Throws Trials3 Mar 12
JT60061.035Doha, QATSamsung Diamond League11 May 12
JT60060.901qBHelsinki, FINEuropean Athletics Championships27 Jun 12
JT60059.234New York NY, USASamsung Diamond League9 Jun 12
JT60058.451BirminghamAviva Olympic Trials & UK Championships24 Jun 12
JT600NM-qAOlympic ParkOlympic Games7 Aug 12
2011 SEN Belgrave
JT60064.462Stockholm, SWESpar European Team Championships18 Jun 11
JT60063.413Crystal PalaceAviva London Grand Prix5 Aug 11
JT60062.912Cottbus, GERInternationales Lausitzer Leichtathletik Meeting25 Jun 11
JT60062.255Zurich, SUISamsung Diamond League8 Sep 11
JT60062.194qADaegu, KORIAAF World Championships1 Sep 11
JT60062.144Paris, FRASamsung Diamond League8 Jul 11
JT60061.611BedfordCAU Inter Counties Championships29 May 11
JT60060.974Monaco, MONSamsung Diamond League22 Jul 11
JT60060.571BirminghamAviva World Trials & UK Championships31 Jul 11
JT60060.301Turin, ITAMemorial Primo Nebiolo10 Jun 11
JT60058.1810Daegu, KORIAAF World Championships2 Sep 11
JT60057.971qABedfordCAU Inter Counties Championships29 May 11
2010 SEN Belgrave
JT60063.151BedfordCAU Inter Counties Championships30 May 10
JT60061.237Rome, ITAIAAF Diamond League10 Jun 10
JT60059.252Bergen, NOREuropean Team Championships19 Jun 10
JT60058.695Arles, FRAEuropean Cup Winter Throws21 Mar 10
JT60058.601BirminghamAviva European Trials and UK Championships27 Jun 10
JT60056.054Ostrava, CZEZlatá Tretra IAAF World Challenge Meeting27 May 10
2009 SEN Belgrave
JT60059.822Crystal PalaceAviva London Grand Prix25 Jul 09
JT60059.771LoughboroughMcCain Loughborough International17 May 09
JT60059.262Tallinn, ESTBig Bank Meeting25 Aug 09
JT60058.988qABerlin, GERIAAF World Championships16 Aug 09
JT60057.046GatesheadAviva British Grand Prix31 Aug 09
JT60055.331BirminghamAviva World Trials & National Championships12 Jul 09
2008 SEN Belgrave
JT60065.753Beijing, CHNOlympic Games21 Aug 08
JT60063.961Kassel, GERAskina 20086 Jun 08
JT60063.822Crystal PalaceAviva London Grand Prix26 Jul 08
JT60063.664Ostrava, CZEGolden Spike12 Jun 08
JT60063.6511Split, CROEuropean Winter Throws Challenge15 Mar 08
JT60062.992QBBeijing, CHNOlympic Games19 Aug 08
JT60062.621BirminghamAviva National Championships inc Olympic Trials13 Jul 08
JT60061.621GatesheadAviva Grand Prix31 Aug 08
JT60061.375Jablonec, CZEJablonec, CZE5 Sep 08
JT60058.046Stuttgart, GERIAAF World Athletics Final13 Sep 08
JT60057.764Annecy, FRASpar European Cup21 Jun 08
JT60056.693Potchefstroom, RSAYellow Pages Series II1 Feb 08
2007 SEN Belgrave
JT60065.051LoughboroughLoughborough International20 May 07
JT60063.591Glasgow (S)Norwich Union Classic3 Jun 07
JT60063.021SportcityNorwich Union World Trials & AAA Championships28 Jul 07
JT60060.411Vaasa, FINEuropean Cup First League23 Jun 07
JT60060.022Yalta, UKREuropean Cup Winter Throwing17 Mar 07
JT60059.813Villeneuve d'Ascq, FRAMeeting Lille Metropole8 Jun 07
JT60059.218Athens, GREIAAF Athens Grand Prix2 Jul 07
JT60057.237QAOsaka, JPNIAAF World Championships29 Aug 07
2006 SEN Belgrave
JT60060.413Aarhus, DENAarhus, DEN6 Jul 06
JT60058.811SportcityNorwich Union European Trials inc AAA Champs15 Jul 06
JT60058.6512QGothenburg, SWEEuropean Championships12 Aug 06
JT60058.103BirminghamNorwich Union International19 Aug 06
JT60057.594Zhukovskiy, RUSZnamenskiy Brothers Memorial24 Jun 06
JT60057.295Melbourne, AUSCommonwealth Games19 Mar 06
JT60056.833Crystal PalaceNorwich Union London Grand Prix28 Jul 06
JT60056.757Malaga, ESPEuropean Cup28 Jun 06
JT60056.301Brisbane, AUSTelstra Aseries3 Mar 06
JT60055.441LoughboroughLoughborough International21 May 06
JT60054.7012Gothenburg, SWEEuropean Championships13 Aug 06
2005 SEN Belgrave
JT60061.451LoughboroughLoughborough22 May 05
JT60061.371Leiria, POR18 Jun 05
JT60061.266Athens, GRE14 Jun 05
JT60060.67QHelsinki, FINIAAF World Championships12 Aug 05
JT60057.991SportcityAAA Championships10 Jul 05
JT60057.182Turku, FIN5 Jun 05
JT60056.447AMersin, TUREuropean Throws Challenge13 Mar 05
JT60056.254Izmir, TUR20 Aug 05
JT60055.455Stockholm, SWE26 Jul 05
JT60054.4412Helsinki, FINIAAF World Championships14 Aug 05
2004 U23 Belgrave
JT60060.851SportcityAAA Championships10 Jul 04
JT60060.101BedfordCAU Inter-County Championships30 May 04
JT60059.1120QAthens, GREOlympic Games25 Aug 04
JT60059.1120QAthens. GREOlympic Games25 Aug 04
JT60058.701Malmo, SWEMAI2 Aug 04
JT60057.091BedfordAAA Under 20 & Under 23 Championships27 Jun 04
2003 U23 Belgrave
JT60056.291BirminghamAAA Championships27 Jul 03
2002 U23 Belgrave
JT60058.201BedfordAAA-2329 Jun 02
JT60057.864Pihtipudas, FINInv7 Jul 02
JT60056.962BirminghamAAA Championships14 Jul 02
JT60056.852Riga, LATInv31 May 02
JT60051.326Manchester (CG)Commonwealth Games29 Jul 02
2001 U20 Belgrave
JT60055.402Grosseto, ITAEuropean Athletics Junior Championships22 Jul 01
JT60053.976Tampere, FINTampG22 Aug 01
JT60053.741BedfordAAA-2030 Jun 01
JT60052.741StokevUSA-2018 Aug 01
JT60051.201LiverpoolBL28 Jul 01
2000 U20 Belgrave
JT60054.583QSantiago, CHIWJ19 Oct 00
JT60053.791Grosseto, ITAvITA,ESP,FRA-207 Oct 00
JT60052.692BedfordEv5N-gst4 Jun 00
JT60051.642BedfordCAU28 May 00
JT60051.526Santiago, CHIWJ20 Oct 00
JT60051.371BedfordAAA-2026 Aug 00
1999 U20 Belgrave
JT60051.062BedfordAAA-203 Jul 99
1998 U17 Belgrave
OJTW51.923LoughboroughBMC Regional Races17 May 98
1996 U15 Belgrave
OJTW41.561SheffieldEnglish Schools Track & Field Championships12 Jul 96
Total Performances: 122
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