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.