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Predictions: The Tokyo Olympics will be the best in Sweden in the modern era

Predictions: The Tokyo Olympics will be the best in Sweden in the modern era

Sweden won eleven medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics, including two golds, Sarah Sjostrom and Jenny Resved. But in Tokyo this summer, there will be significantly more gold, if you can believe stats firm Gracenote.

Before every Olympiad since 2010, the company has held a virtual medal. Predictions are based on results from previous Olympic Games, World Cup and World Cup. Discus thrower Daniel Stahl, jumping window Armand Duplantis, sailing duo Anton Dahlberg / Frederick Bergstrom and Sarah Sjostrom are expected to claim the gold medal, in which the swimmer becomes a double Olympic champion.

Four new gold medals

In the Swedish pentathlon, Sjöström only won a medal and a gold in an Olympic match. Ståhl was a medal candidate in Rio but missed the final, Dahlberg / Bergstrom finished sixth in Brazil and world record holder Duplantes making his debut at the Olympic Games in Japan.

Since the pandemic has a limited number of competitions, predictions are based on fewer results and therefore “more uncertain than usual,” according to Gracenote.

The best since 1956

Sweden has never won five gold medals at the Summer Olympics, the closest being four (2004, 2000, 1972, and 1924) or more. The last time Sweden had more than four golds was in Melbourne in 1956 when there were eight from the noblest sect. More than 11 Swedish medals at the Olympics were the last of them in Sydney 2000, when there were 12 medals.

In the recent Olympics in Pyeongchang, Sweden took a smaller medal than Gracenote had predicted. For Tokyo, the prospects are in good agreement with those of the Swedish Olympic Committee. Last year, with only one year left until the Olympics, Evaluation of Operations Director Peter Rainbow Sweden has a medal potential in 15 sports with a possible score of 8–12 medals. The ultimate goal of the SOK Medal was set at the end of June.

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