Dutch ready for most successful Olympics ever

Based on the prediction of Gracenote, a sports information group, the coming Olympics is expected to be the most successful ever for the Netherlands.

According to Gracenote, the Netherlands could win as many as 29 medals during the games, four more than its record 25 in the Sydney Olympics of 2000.

Gracenote predicts the US will top the medals table with 102 medals with China in the second place with a haul of 78 medals.

Here are the predicted medals for the Netherlands:


Dafne Schippers – 200 metres
Niek Kimman – BMX
Tom Dumoulin – cycling time trial
Hans Peter Minderhoud – individual dressage
Showjumping – team gold
Kim Polling – judo
Marit Bouwmeester – Zeilen


Rick van der Ven – archery
Reinder Nummerdor/Christiaan Varenhorst – Beach volleyball
Nouchka Fontijn – Boxing
Anna van der Breggen – cycling road race
Epke Zonderland – gymnastics high bar
Dutch women – handball
Dutch women – field hockey
Dutch men – field hockey
Dorian van Rijsselberghe – wind surfing
Lilian de Geus – wind surfing
Dutch women – 4×100 metres freestyle relay
Ranomi Kromowidjojo – 50 metres freestyle


Dafne Schippers – 100 metres
Sifan Hassan – 1500 metres
Anna van der Breggen – cycling, time trial
Dutch team – dressage
Suzanne Wevers – gymnastics (beam)
Roy Meyer – judo
Marhinde Verkerk – judo
Dutch eight – rowing
Roel Braas/Mitchel Steenman – rowing (coxless pairs)
Jessica Blazka – wrestling