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Team USA expected to win bumper medal haul at Paris Olympics

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With 100 days to go until the start of the Paris Olympics, Team USA is expected to top the medal table once again at this year’s Summer Games.

According to a virtual medal table, the US is forecast to win 123 medals in Paris - 39 gold, 37 silver, and 47 bronze. That’s the same number of golds as the team won in Tokyo three years ago but 10 more medals overall.

If this total is achieved, it will be the best US medal performance since the 1984 Olympics. The United States team has medals projected in 27 different sports. Athletics and swimming are still key to success, with just under half of US medals projected to be won in those two sports.

China is predicted to win 89 medals, Great Britain 66, and host France 55 - an increase of 22 compared to the previous Olympics. Australia, Japan, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, and South Korea make up the rest of the top 10 in the virtual medal table.

The table is a statistical model based on individual and team results in past events, including Olympics, world championships, and World Cups.

American sprinters Christian Coleman and Noah Lyles are expected to win the men’s 100- and 200-meter races, respectively. The US women’s gymnastics team is predicted to take gold, as are the men’s and women’s basketball teams.

Swimmer Katie Ledecky has been predicted to win gold in the 1,500- and 800-meter freestyle events, and Simone Biles is forecast to claim silvers in the beam, floor exercise, and individual all-around events.

The Paris Olympics will officially take place from July 26 to August 11.