Javelin thrower Goldie Sayers loses out to a gold medal

Goldie Sayers at the 2016 British Athletic Championships. She loses her title but still grabs silver

Goldie Sayers at the 2016 British Athletic Championships. She loses her title but still grabs silver. Paul Sanwell/OP Photographic - Credit: Archant

Javeline thrower Goldie Sayers Flash lost her title at the British Athletic Championships 2016 but still scooped a silver medal in the women’s javelin final saying all good things come to an end.

Goldie Sayers at the 2016 British Athletic Championships. She loses her title but still grabs silver

Goldie Sayers at the 2016 British Athletic Championships. She loses her title but still grabs silver. Paul Sanwell/OP Photographic - Credit: Archant

Sayers’ missed out on a gold medal to British Champion Joanna Blair who achieved 57.44m.

Sayers’ reach was 54.98 - 2.46m less than the winning throw.

She said: “A big throw is in there, I just have to find a meet and try and get it.

“You think after 20 years, you know how to throw but after surgeries, the mechanics change a little bit.”


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And she said of chasing the second Olympic standard that: “I will try my best so if it happens, if not I try my best every year.

“Sadly, today all good things come to an end in terms of winning national titles but hats off to Jo Blair who threw really well today.

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“It’s great that she threw a PB but I should have been able to respond. It has been a challenging and competitive season so far but you can’t keep winning forever I guess.”

Blair said she was shocked to win the title behind Sayers who she said was a fantastic athlete.

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