Olympic champ Goldie Sayers will be guest speaker at Ely SportsAid event

Goldie had a long and distinguished career as a javelin thrower

Goldie had a long and distinguished career as a javelin thrower - Credit: Archant

Olympic Bronze medal javelin thrower Goldie Sayers will be guest speaker at Ely’s SportsAid Summer Lunch.

Katherine Dinah “Goldie” Sayers, from Newmarket, had three Olympic appearances, five world championships, two world championship finals and multiple British records throughout her career.

After more than a decade as the best British javelin thrower, she hung up her spikes after the Rio Olympics.

She will be appearing as guest speaker at Ely City Golf Club, in Cambridge Road, at 12.30pm on June 15.

SportsAid support the next generation of British sports stars by holding events throughout the UK.


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