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It has been a crazy few weeks. Olympic selection, lots of training, pushing the world's best all the way at Crystal Palace, a rather interesting photoshoot on top of a postbox in Newmarket, and now we're just a few days from setting off for Beijing.

Whatever happened in the London Grand Prix at the weekend wasn't going to change my confidence ahead of the Olympics. Although I lost out to Christina Obergfoll (she's the world number two from Germany), I am really pleased with my performance - 63.82 metres was a good distance.

It was a great atmosphere at Crystal Palace - I really felt at home. I have been performing consistently, and it's now twice I've beaten Germany's Steffi Nerius, so that's all really nice.

Goldie Sayers

I did pick up a niggle with my Achilles during my third and fourth round throws, but it's nothing serious - it's happened to me before. I had to hold back for the last three rounds, so I felt like I could have thrown much further and beaten them all. It was inflamed slightly but I've had ice on it and I should be fine.

Now is obviously not the time to get injuries. We don't know what will happen to Chris Tomlinson yet, but he will be mortified if he doesn't make it to Beijing.

Overall it looks quite good for the Brits. A few of us performed well over the weekend and it's been a while since we've had strong gold medal prospects. We're in pretty good shape, particularly having the likes of Phillips Idowu and Kelly Sotherton.

It's all winding up now. Media coverage is building and a few more people have been taking an interest in what we do. But we'll need to get a medal before the attention really kicks in. I'm happy to keep out of the limelight for now.

You might have seen the photos on the website taken of 20 Olympic and Paralympic stars. My photoshoot involved climbing on top of a postbox. It was my mum's idea!

It was supposed to take place at the racecourse in Newmarket (my home town), but my mum started talking about an old photoshoot my dad did a few years ago down the high street. And she thought a postbox would be a typical British thing to look at.

I thought it would look good as well, and although I was a little wary about falling, I just took my spikes off and got my leg up with the help of a few people. I was then handed the javelin.

I got a few heckles and a few of the lads in the pubs were shouting at me to throw it. I was up there for 15 minutes - during all the rush hour traffic as well! I could also see the police cameras moving and focusing on what we were doing.

Maybe if I had thrown it, it could have been a public order offence, but I'm sure the police had better things to look at. Besides, they wouldn't have got there quick enough to catch up with us. All good fun though.

It's not my first photoshoot. I also dressed up in a Playboy bunny suit last year for the UK Athletics calendar. I have to say that standing on a postbox was marginally easier.

But that's it for me regarding competitions before the Olympics. I'll have another nine training sessions - which will be some fine-tuning and intense short sharp sessions - before leaving for the holding camp in Macau next Tuesday. We then go to Beijing on the 15th.

So the next few days will involve packing and catching up with a few friends I won't see for a while.

We are allowed to take two 23 kg bags with us - two thirds of that will be official stuff and then there will be things like my ipod, a few books, CDs and DVDs. I just wish they had brought out a new boxset of the series 24. I'm listening to Coldplay's new album at the moment but I'm also into anything from classical to Kanye West.

I like warming up to 'Inner Smile' by Texas and I love a bit of Foo Fighters for training. At the Olympics, we are allowed to take ipods out to the warm-up areas but then they have to take them away.

Having been to Athens four years ago and experienced the Olympic Village atmosphere, I just cannot wait. Another bit of news is that I'm sharing a room with marathon runner Liz Yelling.

I'm just raring to get on that plane. It's just a waiting game now, but all the pieces are in place for me. I will be writing during the Olympics so feel free to throw me some questions.

Goldie was speaking to BBC Sport's Mark Ashenden

Goldie Sayers, 25, from Newmarket, is Britain's top javelin thrower and is competing at her second Olympics. Her previous diary entries are on 606. Our FAQs should answer any questions you have.


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