South West Stats Company Predicts 24 Gold Medals for Team GB

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Leading sports statistical research consultancy, ATASS, has today revealed its 2012 London Olympics predictions. According to the company’s sports research team, Britain will walk away with 24 gold medals out of a total win of 66 medals.

The company based in Exeter, Devon combines expertise in statistical analysis and research with in-depth sports knowledge to predict sporting outcomes with a remarkable degree of accuracy.

The statistics indicate a fantastic British performance but ATASS predicts that the USA and China have an almost exactly equal chance to win the most number of medals. The statisticians are 89% confident Britain will appear fourth or above with Russia most likely to be third and Germany fifth in the total medal rankings.

In terms of gold medals, ATASS class cycling as Britain’s best sport with nearly 90% chance to top the cycling medal table with a 50% chance to win six or more gold medals. Team GB is also expected to make a big splash in the swimming pool with a predicted 80% probability of achieving its target of six medals of any colour.

According to ATASS, listed below in alphabetical order are Britain’s 10 best hopes for gold:

  •     Athletics – Women’s Heptathlon
  •     Boxing – Women’s 75kg
  •     Cycling - Women’s team pursuit
  •     Cycling – Men’s team pursuit
  •     Cycling – Women’s Individual Sprint
  •     Cycling – Women’s BMX
  •     Rowing – Men’s four
  •     Rowing – Women’s quad sculls
  •     Sailing – Finn class
  •     Triathlon – Men’s

The predictions for the 10 most certain gold medals are:

  •     Athletics men’s 1500m – Kenya
  •     Boxing Men’s 52kg – Russia
  •     Gymnastics Men’s Individual all around – Japan
  •     Gymnastics Women’s Rhythmic Individual – Russia
  •     Gymnastics Men’s Trampoline – China (although which Chinese athlete wins is close)
  •     Gymnastics Women’s Trampoline – China
  •     Gymnastics Men’s team all around – China
  •     Swimming Individual Medley 200m – USA
  •     Synchronised Swimming Duet – Russia
  •     Weightlifting Women’s 75kg – Russia

Dr David Irons, Sports Statistician at ATASS: “For more than a decade, ATASS has strived for fair and realistic statistical forecasting of sporting results. The 2012 London Olympics has provided our Sports Research Team with an entertaining opportunity to share our expertise with the public.

“Overall our research indicates great success for Britain which will no doubt further bolster public confidence in Team GB, and raise the general excitement surrounding the event.”

For a full list of the London 2012 Olympic predications refer to

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