4 Olympic medals for SA realistic: scientist
South Africa has a realistic chance of winning four medals at this year's London Olympic Games, sports scientist Ross Tucker said on Friday.
"I think four medals is the realistic target, and I can cannot see 12 coming out of this squad at the moment," he told reporters in Newlands, Cape Town.
"I agree with the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee when they say that this is a team which has enormous potential, but Olympic medals are not won by potential, they're won by ability."
Sascoc president Gideon Sam recently set the bar high when he announced a target of 12 medals.
Tucker said he did not expect any gold medals for the squad. He predicted that SA would get two silver and two bronze.
The most likely candidates for medals were swimmer Cameron van der Burgh in the 100m race, Sunette Viljoen in Javelin and Burry Stander in mountain biking.