Olympic Athletics Track And Field Men's 100m Las Vegas Odds on Usain Bolt
Friday, August 03, 2012
by Bovada Sportsbook
Usain Bolt will be looking to make up for a disqualification in the men's 100m at last year's World Championships when he takes the track this weekend as the favorite to win the marquee event of the Olympic meet.
Bolt is pegged at 7/10 on the track odds at Bovada Sportsbook to win the men's 100m, with the heats for that race on Saturday and the final being run on Sunday. That puts him ahead of Jamaican teammate Yohan Blake (3/2), who took the gold in the event at the World Championships in 2011 after Bolt was booted from the final because of a false start. Blake then beat Bolt in the 100 at the Jamaican Olympic trials.
Bolt won the gold medal in the men's 100m at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin. Tyson Gay of the United States and Asafa Powell of Jamaica finished second and third in that 2009 race, and they're at 10/1 and 25/1 odds, respectively, to win the gold medal in the men's 100m in London.
Americans Justin Gatlin (20/1) and Ryan Bailey (20/1) are the other top contenders for the race. Kim Collins of St. Kitts and Nevis won a bronze medal in this event at the 2011 World Championships, but he's a long shot 150/1 to win the gold medal on Sunday.
The gold medal will also be awarded in the women's 400m on Sunday, with preliminary races for that event taking place on Friday and Saturday. American Sanya Richards-Ross, who won bronze in this race in Beijing and gold at the 2009 World Championships, is the 8/11 favorite on the track odds at Bovada Sportsbook. Richards-Ross, though, ended up back in seventh place in this race at the 2011 World Championships in South Korea.
Elsewhere around the track this weekend, Kenyans Brimin Kipruto (6/5), Ezekiel Kemboi (5/2) and Abel Mutai (13/2) are the top three favorites to win the men's 3000m steeplechase, with another Kenyan, Mary Jepkosgei Keitany, the 11/8 favorite to claim the gold medal in the women's marathon.
Krisztian Pars of Hungary (7/4) is then favored over Ivan Tikhon of Belarus (3/1) to win the men's hammer throw, with Ukraine's Olha Saladukha (7/5) favored in the women's triple jump. Saladukha claimed the women's triple jump at the 2011 World Championships.
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