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Great Britain 'on course for greatest ever Winter Games'

Britain 'on course for greatest ever Winter Games'

10/01/2018 at 10:22Updated 12/01/2018 at 14:39

Great Britain remain on course for their greatest ever Winter Olympics, although that accolade may be hanging by a thread based on the latest Virtual Medal Table published by Gracenote.

According to the data analysis company, Britain can expect to claim five medals in PyeongChang 2018 next month – which chimes with the lower end of the target set by UK Sport.

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Britain had their joint best ever Winter Olympics in Sochi 2014 with four medals, although that could be upgraded to five if the men’s four-man bobsleigh team are upgraded to bronze following recent Russian doping results.

Gracenote’s predicted British medal winners are as follows:

Athlete(s) Sport Event Medal predicted
Elise Christie Short track 1000m Silver
Elise Christie Short track 500m Bronze
James Woods Freestyle skiing Slopestyle Silver
Lizzy Yarnold Skeleton Individual Bronze
Team Muirhead Curling Women's Bronze

However, UK Sport’s more ambitious targets could yet be reached. According to Gracenote, another six athletes or teams are currently ranking in the top eight of their events and will have a real medal chance.

They are as follows:

Athlete(s) Sport Event
Andrew Musgrave Cross-country skiing 15km freestyle
Team Smith Curling Men's
Isabel Atkin Freestyle skiing Slopestyle
Laura Deas Skeleton Individual
Katie Ormerod Snowboarding Big air
Elise Christie Short track 1500m
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