China tipped to win four gold medals at Sochi


London, Jan 10 (IANS) China could win four gold medals at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, according to a statistical study.

The work, by Infostrada Sports, predicts that Chinese athletes will win four golds, four silvers and four bronzes, and finish ninth at the medal standings, Xinhua reported.

The Dutch company made similar predictions before the 2012 London Olympics, saying that China would win 37 golds, 33 silvers and 23 bronzes and finish second in the final medal tally. China was second in the standings behind the United States with a medal haul of 38-37-23.

China stood 7th in the Vancouver Winter Olympics four years ago with 5-2-4, finishing top eighth for the first time in history.