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:
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
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
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
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