Goldie Sayres Olympic Bid
PUBLISHED: 11:52 27 March 2008 | UPDATED: 10:20 04 May 2010
GOLDIE S OLYMPIC BID BRITISH athlete Goldie Sayers represents one of our best hopes in field events at this year s Olympic Games. The javelin thrower s home base is in Ely and her family and friends will be on the edge of their seats, urging her on as she
GOLDIE'S OLYMPIC BID
BRITISH athlete Goldie Sayers represents one of our best hopes in field events at this year's Olympic Games. The javelin thrower's home base is in Ely and her family and friends will be on the edge of their seats, urging her on as she progresses through the Games which begin on August 8.
Goldie already qualified for the Olympics when she threw a new British javelin record last May. She has several competitions between now and August, and will be travelling to Germany, the US and Istanbul over the next four months, as well as competing in the Olympic Trials in Birmingham on July 11.
Although Goldie has a busy schedule in the run up to the Olympics she says that, so far, "everything is going fine. I am up to the same standard that I was last year when I made my record throw. As far as the Olympics go, it is just a matter of peaking at the right time and trying to avoid injury.
"The Olympics is the best event an athlete can take part in. This will be my second and I am already looking forward to London in 2012, which will be my third. Some athletes never have the opportunity to compete in the Olympics, so I consider myself to be really lucky," she says.
Is she looking forward to the competition? "It is always at the back of my mind," says Goldie.
"If I am struggling in training, I just think about it and work harder. A successful Olympics is definitely my main goal for this year. My training suggests that, physically, everything is going well. Apart from that, I now have a lot of experience under my belt and that helps, too."
Goldie is positive about her medal prospects. "I am confident that I can win and am very excited about going to China in August," she says.