The number of women in the British team could rise above 50 per cent from 44 per cent at Rio in 2016, he added.
“We have seen some fantastic role models in multiple Olympic champions like Heather Stanning and Helen Glover, Jade Jones and Nicola Adams.
“Everybody also looks up to Jessica Ennis-Hill and they have clearly all had a great impact in terms of inspiring a new class of young female athletes which is now emerging.”
England also said Britain’s Olympic Committee was hopeful its athletes could match the medal haul from Rio, where they finished second on the table behind the U.S. with 27 gold, 23 silver and 17 bronze.
“We have tough shoes to fill from Rio,” he said.