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Total Fatalities 367,081
Total Cases 29,359,155
Today's Fatalities 4,002
Today's Cases 84,332

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Tokyo Olympics: No medal target has been set for Team GB

Great Britain’s lightweight women’s double sculls (LW2x) members Emily Craig and Imogen Grant after training. (Reuters/Paul Childs)

By: SattwikBiswal

BRITISH OLYMPIC ASSOCIATION Chef de Mission Mark England said they will not set a medal target for Team GB at the Tokyo Games as the Covid-19 pandemic wiped out too many competitions to get an accurate picture of athlete competitiveness.

UK Sport, the body responsible for investing in Olympic and Paralympic sport, had set a target range of 54 to 92 medals in February 2018, before the health crisis virtually wiped out international competition.

“We haven’t put a medal target on it – and we won’t,” England told British media. “I don’t think UK Sport will either.

“The past 12 months has given an opportunity for young athletes to be stronger and put themselves in contention.

“But it has been very obvious that any competition data in terms of where we stand against our main competitors across the world really isn’t there.

“We only have snatches of times and qualification times.”

Britain won 67 medals, including 27 golds, at the 2016 Rio Olympics, to finish second behind the United States on the table. They finished third at London in 2012 London with 65 medals, including 29 golds.

The Tokyo Games, delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is scheduled to begin on July 23.

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