Supercomputer predicts Team GB will record WORST Olympics medal haul in 17 years at Tokyo 2020 with just 15 golds

TEAM GB are set to record their worst medal haul since Athens 2004 at this summer's Olympics, a supercomputer has predicted.

The Tokyo 2020 Games are underway after a year-long delay due to coronavirus.

And while this summer's rearranged Olympics hasn't been without its drama, athletes are finally ready to go for gold.

Team GB have broken their record medal tallies at the last two Games in a row – London 2012 and Rio 2016.

The home heroes won 65 medals, including 29 golds in London.

Brits then won 67 medals in Brazil four years later – with 27 of those golds.

However, Team GB is being tipped to crash back to Earth with a bang, according to the Sporting Index supercomputer.

In fact, it's predicted the British stars currently in Tokyo will manage to cobble together just 45 medals, with 15 of those gold.

That would be the worst tally since Athens 2004 when Team GB won just 30 medals.

Team GB haven't won fewer than 50 since Greece, also bagging 51 – including 19 golds – at Beijing 2008.

However, 45 would still be a huge improvement on Athens, as well as Sydney 2000 (28) and Atlanta 1996 (15).

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In the US Games 25 years ago, Brits won just ONE gold – thanks to rowing stars Sir Steve Redgrave and Matthew Pinsent – showing just how far we've come since then.

On Team GB's potentially difficult Games, Neville Burdock – head of trading at Sporting Index – said: “Team GB exceeded all expectations at the last two Olympic Games in 2012 and 2016.

"And while we’ll be cheering our athletes on when they compete in Tokyo over the next few weeks, our traders are expecting a lower medal total this year compared with previous years.

“Based on our analysis of previous Olympic Games and studying the competition for this summer, we expect Team GB to come away with a total of 45 medals, including 15 golds, round the necks of our athletes.”

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Among Team GB's hopefuls for gold in Tokyo is swimming star Adam Peaty.

Elsewhere, athletics world champions Dina Asher-Smith and Katarina Johnson-Thompson are expected to go for glory in track and field events.

Sibling gymnasts Becky and Ellie Downie, as well as BMXer Charlotte Worthington, are also tipped for the top gong in Japan.

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