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Rio 2016 Olympics: The top 10 British hopes for gold medals in Brazil

The 2016 Olympic games are almost upon us, but how will Team GB’s athletes fare without the home support they enjoyed four years ago in London?

Reigning Olympic champions and world record holders are among the British stars going for gold in Rio.

But which athletes are we expecting to do us proud in August?

Here Mirror Sport identifies 10 of our best hopes across all sports for standing on top of the podium in 2016…

Adam Peaty – Swimming

The 21-year-old will head to Rio as the reigning world record holder and world champion in both the 50m and 100m breaststroke, making him a huge favourite to claim Great Britain’s first men’s Olympic swimming title since Adrian Moorhouse in 1988

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