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Goldie Sayers













































About Goldie Sayers

Javelin thrower who has taken home the top prize at events like the European Cup of Winter and competed in the 2004 Olympic Games. She has been given the nickname “Suffolk Slinger” by fans of javelin-throwing.


Early life

She was a champion table tennis player at the under-11 level.


Trivia

She became the first British woman ever to exceed 65 meters in the javelin throw.


Family of Goldie Sayers

Her father is bluegrass musician Pete Sayers.


Close associates of Goldie Sayers

She participated in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, where Andreas Thorkildsen won the gold medal in javelin-throwing.





















Tessa Sanderson













































About Tessa Sanderson

English javelin thrower and heptathlete who won the gold medal for javelin at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.


Early life

She started in the European championships and was a silver medalist in 1978.


Trivia

She was Vice-Chairman of Sport England from 1999-2005.


Family of Tessa Sanderson

She married former Olympic Judo athlete Densign White.


Close associates of Tessa Sanderson

NFL star Ed Reed also competed in the javelin throw in high school.





















 

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Petra Felke













































About Petra Felke

Javelin thrower who won a gold medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.


Early life

She was an active youth athlete.


Trivia

She became the first woman to throw a javelin more than 80 meters.


Family of Petra Felke

She was born in Saalfeld, Thuringia, East Germany.


Close associates of Petra Felke

She won her Olympic gold when she finished just ahead of silver-medalist Fatima Whitbread.





















 

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Fatima Whitbread













































About Fatima Whitbread

Javelin thrower who won a bronze medal at the 1984 Olympics, and a silver medal at the 1988 Olympics.


Early life

She was adopted by her javelin coach when she was a kid, and attended Dilkes County Primary School, Culverhouse Secondary School, and Torells School.


Trivia

In 1986 she set a world record for the javelin throw, and the next year she won a gold medal at the World Championships.


Family of Fatima Whitbread

She had one son with Andrew Norman, whom she was married to from 1997 to 2006.


Close associates of Fatima Whitbread

She had an ongoing rivalry with Tessa Sanderson.





















Mariya Abakumova













































About Mariya Abakumova

Russian javelin thrower who has won gold at competitions like the 2011 World Championships in Athletics and 2013 Summer Universiade. She competed in her first Olympic Games in 2008, where she took home the silver medal.


Early life

She was born in Stavropol and came in fourth at the World Youth Championships in 2003.


Trivia

She set a Russian record of 71.99 meters at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics.


Family of Mariya Abakumova

She married and had children with German javelin thrower Dmitriy Tarabin.


Close associates of Mariya Abakumova

She was the runner-up to Norway s Andreas Thorkildsen at the 2008 Summer Olympics.





















Goldie Sayers













































About Goldie Sayers

Javelin thrower who has taken home the top prize at events like the European Cup of Winter and competed in the 2004 Olympic Games. She has been given the nickname “Suffolk Slinger” by fans of javelin-throwing.


Early life

She was a champion table tennis player at the under-11 level.


Trivia

She became the first British woman ever to exceed 65 meters in the javelin throw.


Family of Goldie Sayers

Her father is bluegrass musician Pete Sayers.


Close associates of Goldie Sayers

She participated in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, where Andreas Thorkildsen won the gold medal in javelin-throwing.