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Blog Spot: Goldie Sayers

Goldie Sayers - Olympics 2008


06 May 2009

Goldie Sayers is hoping to use her Olympic fourth position as a spring board for success in 2009.

Keep up to date with her latest news as she blogs for UKA this year.

A Bit of Down Time

User AvatarPosted by Liz Birchall at 12/10/2009 3:13:52 PM

It’s been a few months since my last blog in July, and a lot has happened!

After my back injury in early May, my season was never going to be easy; but with a promising Crystal Palace comeback competition, I was hopeful of a decent performance in Berlin. However, qualifying rounds always highlight any weaknesses in the armoury, and my power levels were definitely down on previous years. This was no doubt due to having to cut back on intense training whilst rehabilitating my back. I unfortunately missed the final by a single place and had to sit in the stands to watch the final - which is never a fun experience! That said, it was a pretty exciting final. It produced the first German winner of the Championships, Steffi Nerius, in her last year before retirement.

Despite my very disappointing champs it was great to see all the other British athletes do so well. Jess is a huge inspiration to come back after a stress fracture to become World Champion. I thought Lisa and Jenny were superb and it was great to see Phillips make up for his disappointment from last year (although I don’t think many of us would call an Olympic silver medal ‘disappointing’). I also very much enjoyed watching the exciting throws finals, especially the women’s shot and men’s discus.

I carried on after Berlin and did a couple more competitions, but felt emotionally drained after having put so much into the World Championship season. If I'm completely honest, I let go a sigh of relief when my season came to a close in late August – it had been a very tough several months.

I took a few weeks off to relax, recover, and catch up with friends and family During that time I had a pleasant surprise  when I learnt that I had performed well on the exam I was studying for when I got diagnosed with the stress fracture in my back. Quite a pleasant surprise!

I am now fully rested and looking forward to a solid winter’s training, and an exciting 2010 season! I will of course have to keep looking after my back, but I am hoping it doesn’t cause me any more problems. This week marks the beginning of my winter training, and I'm certainly feeling that normal early season stiffness while my body gets accustomed to training again!

Until next time...


P.S. It was great to see that Rio de Janeiro got awarded the 2016 Olympics, that should be one hell of a party!


  • At 6:46 PM on 14/10/2009,
    steve devine wrote:
    Goldie, best of luck with your winter training, lets hope next year we get to see you injury freeand moving towards that 70 m target!! which you are more than capable of achieving.
  • At 2:04 PM on 14/10/2009,
    Euan McMurtrie wrote:
    Hi Goldie, we met in Scotland last year when you came up for the development camp. We have just started winter training to, isn't fun, not.
    Nicky is doing 5 fairly intense 1 1/2 - 2 hour sessions a week. What is your routine just now ?