Goldie Sayers represented Great Britain at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. She reached the javelin final, which saw her break the British record with a throw of 65.75m, she narrowly missed out on a medal by just 38cm. Since breaking the British junior record in 2001, Goldie has gone on to become one of Britain’s leading field event athletes. She was the youngest female athlete to compete in an individual event at the Athens Olympics and was rewarded for her dedication with the British team captaincy in 2007. Sayers has been the British number one for the past six years and has been consistently ranked in the world’s top ten. 2008 saw her finish the year ranked 4th in the world. She is a double Olympian and has been a World and European Championship finalist. Sayers played county hockey, netball and tennis and was a national under 11 table tennis champion. Goldie also enjoys photography and is a classically trained violinist and pianist. She also has a First Class Honours degree in Sport and Exercise Science from Loughborough University.. Her father – the late country singer Pete Sayers - was the first Englishman to play in the Grand Ol’ Opry and also had his own breakfast show in the USA.