London 2012: Britain can judo medal - Daniel Lascau

Judo performance director Daniel Lascau believes Britain can pick up a medal at the London Olympics this summer.

Team GB were in crisis after failing to win a medal at last year's World Championships in Paris in August.

The entire coaching staff was replaced with Lascau put in charge and the Romanian is hopeful of a podium finish.

"If we are realistic then we can win a medal at the Olympics with hopefully two top-eight places, maybe even three," Lascau said.

It was a crisis when I arrived. It was a very hard situation that had to be changed. Since then I have to give credit to everyone for the way they have responded

GB judo performance director Daniel Lascau

Heavyweight Karina Bryant has won five silver medals at World Championships and collected a bronze at the European Championships in April.

Half-middleweight Euan Burton is another medal candidate although he disappointed at the Euros in Russia.

Lascau, who won gold at the 1991 World Championships, said: "We are definitely on track from when I started to where we want to be now.

"It was a crisis when I arrived. It was a very hard situation that had to be changed. Since then I have to give credit to everyone for the way they have responded."

Lascau is set to name his team on 5 July, with Britain set to have places in all seven weight divisions for both men and women as hosts.

"Everyone is feeling very good about the competition now," added Lascau.

"What I can definitely say is that everyone is starting to feel they are going to be part of something big in London."