In episode six, Goldie Sayers talks candidly about missing an Olympic podium place by 38cm and then eight years later receiving the news of a positive doping test by the Russian athlete who finished ahead of her.
The biggest thing dopers cheat you of, is knowing how good you actually were
Goldie Sayers was awarded a bronze medal from the Beijing Olympics, eight years after competing at the event. Sayers threw a British javelin record 65.75m at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, only to miss out on a medal by the smallest of margins after finishing fourth.
Eight years later, Sayers’ long-term suspicions were seemingly confirmed when Mariya Abakumova, who took silver at those 2008 Games, was named by Russian media as one of 14 Russian athletes allegedly shown to have failed drugs tests when their Beijing samples were re-analysed.
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