The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will begin in just 365 days. Team GB enjoyed their best ever result since 1908 at the Rio 2016 games, with a total of 67 medals won in a variety of sports. Expectations will be high once again in Tokyo, with Great Britain on course to send its biggest team to an overseas Olympics. So with just one year to go, we’ve decided to take a look at Team GB’s best medal hopes for the upcoming games.
Adam Peaty became the first British man to win an Olympic swimming gold medal since Adrian Moorhouse did in 1988. Peaty looks set to be the favourite in the 100m breaststroke next year, especially after recently breaking the world record at the World Championships in South Korea.
Max Whitlock has been tipped to win Pommel horse gold in Tokyo. The 26-year-old will be in his prime next year and will be looking to retain his title.
Dina Asher-Smith finished fifth in the 200m back in 2016. However, the 23-year-old has improved massively and could be in contention to win the same event next year.
Laura Muir is another track hopeful for Team GB. The Scot will be taking part in the 1500m and could land a first global title on the biggest stage.
Katarina Johnson-Thompson has taken over from Jessica Ennis-Hill for Team GB’s hope of securing heptathlon gold. The 26-year-old finished sixth in Rio but has since captured Commonwealth gold last year.
Laura Kenny already has four Olympic gold medals to her name and looks set to be a part of the Team GB squad for Tokyo in 2020.
Six-time Olympic champion Jason Kenny, husband to Laura, returned to the track recently and can become Great Britain’s most decorated Olympian if he claims glory in Tokyo.
Another exciting swimmer alongside Adam Peaty will be Ben Proud. The 24-year-old will be looking to capture gold in the 50m butterfly.
Tom Daley will also be looking to bring home a medal in the pool. The 25-year-old has won a medal in the two previous Olympics and looks set to take part in the 10m platform event.
Alistair Brownlee is still thinking about whether to defend his Olympic triathlon title next year. If he does decide to compete, he could well be another who has a real chance of collecting another medal for Team GB.
Brother Jonathan will also be looking to make the top three in the triathlon. He recently won his first triathlon series event for two years in Canada and will be hoping a good 12 months will give him a chance of continuing GB’s Olympic dominance in the event.
Men's 4x100m relay
The men’s 4x100m team could be another to keep a close eye on after their outstanding World Championships triumph back in 2017.
Bianca Walkden won taekwondo bronze in the +67kg category four years ago and has been tipped by many to go all the way in Tokyo.
Matthew Coward-Holley recently secured his place at next year’s games, with many expecting the 24-year-old to claim gold in Trap shooting.
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