Britain targets 10 medals at Euro Championships

British athletes have been given a goal of winning at least 10
medals at the European Championships to keep the country on track
for fourth place at the London 2012 Olympics.

Funding body UK Sport wants Britain to finish fourth in the
medal table for a second straight Summer Games and says athletes
could win as many as 15 at the July 26-Aug. 1 European
Championships in Barcelona.

UK Sport chief executive John Steele acknowledges the goal is
“challenging” but that reaching the halfway point between the
2008 Beijing Games and London 2012 will “sharpen the mind even

UK Sport expects British swimmers to win 35 medals at the
Commonwealth Games in New Delhi in October.