Winter Olympics: Who could win Great Britain's record-breaking medal?

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Yarnold retains Olympic skeleton title
XXIII Olympic Winter Games
Venue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-25 February
Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Full coverage times

Great Britain are one medal away from reaching their biggest tally at a Winter Olympics - but have just two days to secure it.

UK Sport, which allocates funding for Olympic sports, predicted a total of between four and 10 medals but set a target of at least five.

The funding for this Olympic and Paralympic cycle was more than £32m, more than double that for Sochi 2014.

After a slow start in Pyeongchang, Team GB have equalled their record of four - from Sochi, and Chamonix in 1924 - thanks to the efforts of skeleton sliders Lizzy Yarnold, Laura Deas and Dom Parsons, and slopestyle skier Izzy Atkin.

But who might take them to new heights?

Graphic showing Great Britain's medal haul at the Winter Olympics

Curling (women's medal matches on Saturday & Sunday)

Britain's women, who won bronze four years ago, will once again compete in a bronze-medal play-off.

Eve Muirhead's rink were beaten 10-5 by Sweden in the semi-finals, but face Japan on Saturday for the bronze.

They beat Japan 8-6 in the round-robin stages of the competition.

Britain's men won silver four years ago but Kyle Smith's team lost to Switzerland in their tie-breaker on Thursday and failed to reach the semi-finals.

Eve Muirhead (right)
Eve Muirhead (right) will be hoping to lead her quartet to another Olympic bronze

Men's big air (Saturday, 01:00-02:45 GMT)

Snowboarder Billy Morgan squeezed into Saturday's final of the inaugural big air event by taking the last of the six qualifying spots in his heat.

The 28-year-old, who finished 10th in slopestyle in 2014 but failed to qualify for the Pyeongchang final, went through in the big air despite suffering from an ear infection.

"When I was on the jump yesterday I thought the scaffolding was shaking but it was the balance in my ears," he told BBC Sport.

"I woke up at 4am on the day of the heat and the ear was completely blocked, but I had it syringed and it was OK. It went pretty perfect."

Men's four-man bobsleigh (Sunday, 00:30-03:30 GMT)

Lamin Deen (right)
Lamin Deen (right) will pilot one of Great Britain's teams in the four-man bob

Last November, pilot Lamin Deen, 36, secured the first major medal of his career with silver in the four-man event at the Bobsleigh World Cup.

That came a week after Brad Hall, 27, piloted a GB quartet to World Cup bronze, which has been the team's best result in four years.

The two teams are strongly fancied to add to GB's medal tally.

How big an achievement would it be?

Before the Games, director of performance Chelsea Warr said UK Sport's target of five medals was "ambitious" and "particularly stretching" given the "high risks and low margins for error" in events across "unpredictable outdoor terrains".

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