HOLLAND - The Netherlands could be looking forward to its most successful Olympics ever, if the virtual medal table put together by sports information group Gracenote proves to be correct.
Gracenote suggest the Netherlands could win as many as 29 medals during the games, four more than its record 25 during the Sydney Olympics of 2000.
However, Dafne Schippers, widely tipped to win the sprint double, will only take bronze in the 100 metres, Gracenote says.
The company predicts the US will top the medals table with 102 medals and China will be in second place with 78.
The Gracenote list:
Gold Dafne Schippers – 200 metres Niek Kimman – BMX Tom Dumoulin – cycling time trial Hans Peter Minderhoud – individual dressage Showjumping – team gold Kim Polling – judo Marit Bouwmeester – Zeilen Silver Rick van der Ven – archery Reinder Nummerdor/Christiaan Varenhorst – Beach volleyball Nouchka Fontijn – Boxing Anna van der Breggen – cycling road race Epke Zonderland – gymnastics high bar Dutch women – handball Dutch women – field hockey Dutch men – field hockey Dorian van Rijsselberghe – wind surfing Lilian de Geus – wind surfing Dutch women – 4×100 metres freestyle relay Ranomi Kromowidjojo – 50 metres freestyle Bronze Dafne Schippers – 100 metres Sifan Hassan – 1500 metres Anna van der Breggen – cycling, time trial Dutch team – dressage Suzanne Wevers – gymnastics (beam) Roy Meyer – judo Marhinde Verkerk – judo Dutch eight – rowing Roel Braas/Mitchel Steenman – rowing (coxless pairs) Jessica Blazka – wrestling