BELGRADE, June 23 (Xinhua) -- Serbian Olympic Committee President Vlade Divac told Xinhua Friday that Serbia are expecting their 100th Olympic medal from the London Games.
"We would like to reach the 100th Olympic medal for our team, and for that we need two more medals," Divac, currently out of Serbia, said in an email reply to Xinhua.
"Of course we are hoping for more than two and we do believe that it is very possible since we have strong team, with a lot of athletes being world or European champions and medal winners," he wrote.
"But we are trying not to put any additional pressure on them especially so close to the Games."
To this purpose, Serbia are sending a strong team to London.
"At this moment, Serbia have 112 qualified athletes and this number could be exceeded for maybe a few more in athletics or swimming," he said.
Serbian athletes will participate in 15 sports: athletics, swimming, shooting, table tennis, cycling, tennis, boxing, judo, wrestling, taekwondo, rowing, kayak and canoe, water polo (men), volleyball and handball (men), according to Divac.
"Great thing about Team Serbia for London is that we are going to have a men's handball team after 12 years and that after 8 years kayak is back in the team with 12 athletes and 6 boats which is great.
"In addition to that, for the first time ever, we are going to have representatives in taekwondo," Divac said.
Most of Serbian athletes will be leaving for London on July 24, some of them before, and those whose competitions do not start on the first week of the Olympics will be arriving few days later.