Greene: We can get eight medals.ATHLETICS team captain Dai Greene believes one of Britain's best squads for years can achieve their target of eight medals at the London Olympics There have been two London Olympics (London hosting the Olympic Games), in 1908 and 1948, with a third scheduled for 2012. The planned 2012 Olympics will make London the first city to have hosted the modern Games of three Olympiads. .
World champion Greene is expected to lead by example with a medal in the 400 metres hurdles, with a personal best in Paris last Friday erasing doubts about his fitness after a knee operation over the winter.
And with the likes of Mo Farah (5,000 and 10,000 metres), Jessica Ennis Jessica Ennis (born 28 January, 1986 in Sheffield) is a British athlete, competing in the heptathlon. Her first senior championships was the 2005 World University Games, where she won the bronze medal. (heptathlon heptathlon: see under decathlon.
Women's athletics competition. Contestants take part in seven different track-and-field events: 100-m hurdles, shot put, high jump, long jump, javelin throw, and 200- and 800-m runs. ) and Phillips Idowu Phillips Idowu (born on December 30, 1978 in Hackney, London) is an English triple jumper. He won the silver medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, setting a new personal best of 17.68 during the contest but was beaten by world record holder Jonathan Edwards. (triple jump) all strong bets to add to the medal haul, Greene is confident the "fair" target can be attained.
The 26-year-old Welshman said: "I think it's one of our best teams in a long time.
"I think we've been getting steadily better in hitting our medal targets. We don't have massive numbers, it's more quality than quantity and we have a good mix of youngsters and experience.
"People like Holly Bleasdale are so young and performing so well, Robbie Grabarz (high jump) has come out of nowhere and seems to be handling it all very well.
It's great to see that.
"The feel is that the team has done better than in previous years already this season and it's about putting the icing on the cake in London." Asked specifically about achieving eight medals, Greene added: "As long as I don't have to get all of them.
"Charles (van Commenee, UK Athletics head coach) wouldn't say it if he didn't think we could attain it. He is very harsh but also very fair. If you look at myself, Mo, Jess and Phillips who have picked up medals recently, you also have Robbie, Holly, some of the relays as well."
EXCITED Dai Greene