olympics

Team GB set target of five gold medals

Potential medallists include short-track speed skater Elise Christie, who became double world champion in Olympic events in 2017

Guardian News and Media Ltd
17:18 January 9, 2018

London: British athletes are set for their best ever Winter Olympics according to UK Sport, which is targeting at least five medals from the Games in Pyeongchang next month.

But UK Sport’s director of performance, Chelsea Warr, believes Britain could potentially win a maximum of 10 medals if everything goes to plan. In Sochi four years ago Team GB won four medals, their most successful in modern times.

Warr said: “After a number of strong performances from GB athletes across this winter sport season, our agreed medal target with sports shows that Pyeongchang 2018 has the potential to be our best winter Games yet.”

Britain’s potential medallists include short-track speed skater Elise Christie, who became double world champion in Olympic events in 2017. She goes in the 500m, 1,000m and 1,500m.