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Elise Christie could lead Great Britain to best medals haul ever at 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics

Great Britain predicted to reach best ever medals haul, led by Christie

01/11/2017 at 10:01Updated 01/11/2017 at 10:54

Great Britain are on course to achieve their best ever medal haul at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.

They are forecast to pick up five podium places, with Elise Christie expected to pick up two medals, although there are no golds forecast. Here is how Gracenote think Team GB will perform in their virtual medals table:

Name Event Predicted finish
James Woods Freestyle Skiing - Slopestyle Silver
Isabel Atkin Freestyle Skiing - Slopestyle Bronze
Elise Christie Short Track - 1000m Silver
Elise Christie Short Track - 500m Bronze
Lizzy Yarnold Individual Skeleton Bronze

At first glance, the haul might look optimistic for Britain, who have only ever picked up one medal on snow before – Jenny Jones’ bronze in snowboard slopestyle at Sochi 2014 – but British Olympic Association chief Bill Sweeney is still confident.

“We have about 10 or 12 that are realistic medal chances and if we convert half we will be in really good shape."

Christie also has an outside chance of picking up a medal in the 1500m Short Track event – which she won at the 2016 European Championships – giving Britain even more chance of beating their previous best hauls of four from 1924 (Chamonix) and 2014.

Aside from Jones, Lizzy Yarnold won gold in the skeleton in Sochi, while the women’s curling team won bronze, and the men’s team silver.

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