Sayers misses out on Olympic spot

OLYMPIC ABSENCE: Goldie Sayers will not be part of the Team GB squad for Rio 2016.
OLYMPIC ABSENCE: Goldie Sayers will not be part of the Team GB squad for Rio 2016.
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There will be no fourth Olympic Games appearance for Goldie Sayers after she was left out of the Team GB squad for Rio 2016, which gets underway next month.

Newmarket-born Sayers has been Britain’s leading light in the women’s javelin for a number of years.

However, the 33-year-old failed to make the qualifying distance required for automatic Olympic selection at the recent British Championships and the European Championships.

It left Sayers requiring a reprieve from the selection committee, but that has not been granted.

“Sadly I won’t be representing @TeamGB at my 4th Olympics but I will be supporting friends/team-mates perform on the greatest stage of all,” she tweeted this afternoon.

In fact, Britain will not have a male or female javelin representative in Brazil.