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Jonathan Edwards wants ten golden tales

Great Britain should be targeting a record 10 gold medals at next week's European Championships, according to Jonathan Edwards.

London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games board member Edwards also believes a successful haul in Barcelona could be crucial to the country's hopes of track and field glory in 2012.

Britain has never before achieved double figures in terms of gold medals at a European Championships.

But triple jump world record holder and 2000 Olympic champion Edwards said: “In Berlin, we had 11 ‘European champions' in a world event.

“It would be tough to convert all of those into actual European champions. But I think we've got to be looking towards close to 10 for gold medals."

UK Sport have set the British team a target of between 10-15 medals of any colour in Barcelona.

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