Women's 5000m Speed Skating Odds
SOCHI, Russia (The Spread) – The Women’s 5,000 meter has a clear frontrunner to win the gold medal at the 2014 Olympics. Here is a look at the odds to win this event.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Martina Slabikova is the clear favorite to win, as she has 1/5 odds. Other short odds to win are Claudia Pechstein (13/2) and Ireen Wust (10/1).
Slabikova competes for the Czech Republic. She is the defending Olympic champion in this event and she has also won the world title in this distance in 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Pechstein competes for Germany. She is a three-time Olympic champion in the event, winning in 1994, 1998 and 2002. She placed second in 2006. She most recently finished third at the 2013 world championship.
Wust competes for the Netherlands. She is strong in many events, but hasn’t had a lot of success in the 5,000 meter on the world stage. Her lone world championship medal was a silver in the 2013 event.
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 5000m in speed skating at the event, see blow.
2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Speed Skating Odds – Women’s 5000m
Martina Sablikova 1/5
Claudia Pechstein 13/2
Ireen Wust 10/1
Carien Kleibeuker 11/1
Stephanie Beckert 14/1
Yvonne Nauta 23/1