Women's 500m Olympic Odds
SOCHI, Russia (The Spread) – The Women’s 500-meter at the 2014 Olympics has one clear favorite looking to skate away from the pack. Here is a look at the odds to win this event.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Sang-Hwa Lee is the clear favorite to win, as she has 1/3 odds. Other short odds to win are Beixing Wang and Jing Yu, who each have 8/1 odds.
Lee competes for South Korea and she is the defending Olympic champion in this event. She has also claimed the 2012 and 2013 world championship in the 500 meter.
Wang competes for China. She took home the bronze in the 500 meter at the 2010 Olympics. She also has finished second at the world championships four times in her career for this event.
Yu competes for China and she is seeking her first Olympic medal of any kind this year. She has won the world championship in the sprint, but has only finished second in the 500 meter one time, in the 2012 world championship.
The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics begin on Thursday, Feb. 6 and run through Sunday, Feb. 23 in Sochi, Russia. For a look at the odds to win gold in Women’s 500m in speed skating at the event, see blow.
2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Speed Skating Odds – Women’s 500m
Sang-Hwa Lee 1/3
Beixing Wang 8/1
Jing Yu 8/1
Heather Richardson 14/1
Olga Fatkulina 15/1
Jenny Wolf 12/1
Hong Zhang 26/1
Margot Boer 20/1
Britanny Bowe 33/1
Karolina Erbanova 50/1