Great Britain 'on course for greatest ever Winter Games'
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.
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:
|Elise Christie||Short track||1000m||Silver|
|Elise Christie||Short track||500m||Bronze|
|James Woods||Freestyle skiing||Slopestyle||Silver|
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:
|Andrew Musgrave||Cross-country skiing||15km freestyle|
|Isabel Atkin||Freestyle skiing||Slopestyle|
|Katie Ormerod||Snowboarding||Big air|
|Elise Christie||Short track||1500m|