Goldie Sayers wants to prove British Athletics selectors wrong

Goldie Sayers
Sayers beat her own British record with a throw of 66.17m at a Diamond League meeting weeks before London 2012

Britain's 11-time national javelin champion Goldie Sayers says she will prove she was worthy of funding.

The 32-year-old was a notable absentee from British Athletics' list of supported athletes this season.

"It's a great opportunity to prove the selectors wrong," the Newmarket thrower told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

"I'm not bitter about it. I'm focused on turning it around. I've got my team who have faith in me and I'd rather work with people who have faith in me."

Sayers' 2012-13 season was written off by multiple elbow surgeries, which she required after exacerbating an injury at London 2012.

Lowdown on Sayers
Age32
EventJavelin
HonoursEleven-time British champion
Olympic record2004 - 9th; 2008 - 4th; 2012 - injured in qualifying
Personal best66.17m (British record)
AlsoFormer national under-12 table-tennis champion

She was awarded podium programme money last year - for athletes British Athletics believe can win medals at major competitions - after a successful appeal.

But after a summer of winning the British title, finishing seventh at the Commonwealth Games and captaining Team GB at the European Championships, where she came eighth, she has been omitted this time around.

"It has been really difficult post-London 2012 having three surgeries, two of which caused more problems than I had already," said the British record holder.

"But my speed of release is faster than it's ever been. I've just got to connect it all up and that's what I'll spend the winter doing.

"My first competition will hopefully be around March time. That will give me an indication of where I am and I hope I will be in better shape than I ever have been."

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