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

more.”

UK Sport expects British swimmers to win 35 medals at the

Commonwealth Games in New Delhi in October.