OLD Elean Goldie Sayers will be one of the Olympic Torch bearers. The two-time Olympian and UK women’s javelin record holder said she was thrilled. “It’s a great honour and I can’t wait.”
Goldie, who is 29, was the youngest member of the UK’s track and field team at the Athens Olympics in 2004 and finished fourth in Beijing in 2008, missing a podium place by just 38cm.
At the European Winter Throws competition in Montenegro on Saturday – her first international competition of the 2012 season – she won a silver medal with a season’s best throw of 62.75 metres. Afterwards she tweeted: ‘Onwards and upwards with a smile!’
Goldie had already qualified for London 2012 with 62.18m, her first competitive throw of the season at Loughborough on 3 March.
Goldie Sayers with the silver medal she won at the European Winter Throws competition in Montenegro on 17 March.