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Team GB medal hopes: the athletes going for gold at the Tokyo Olympics

Can the Kennys, Adam Peaty and Jade Jones lead a British gold rush?

After finishing second in the overall table with 67 medals at Rio 2016 can the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team deliver another glittering haul at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games? 

UK Sport, the government body responsible for Olympic and Paralympic sport funding, said no “targets” are being set for Tokyo because the process of monitoring progress and potential has been “severely compromised” by the pandemic, the BBC reports. However, it is hoped that Team GB can win between 45 and 70 medals. 

Team GB will take its largest ever delegation to an Olympics on foreign soil: 376 athletes, and a further 22 reserve athletes, who will compete across 26 sports in Japan. And for the first time at a summer Olympics, the team will have more female than male athletes with 201 women (53.5%) and 175 men (46.5%).

Here we look at the Team GB athletes tipped for medal success at Tokyo 2020...

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