Olympics Women's Water Polo Odds

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LONDON, England (TheSpread) – Women’s Water Polo is one of the sports that the United States is expected to contend for gold at the 2012 Olympics. Here is a look at the odds for this sport.

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According to oddsmakers, the U.S. is the favorite, as it has 7/4 odds to win gold. Other short odds to win are Australia (3/1) and Russia (9/2).

Women’s water polo has only been an Olympic sport for the last three summer games. The United States has medaled in all three, but only won two silver and one bronze. The U.S. won the 2010 FINA World Cup and the 2011 Pan American Games. The U.S. did, however, place sixth at the 2011 World Championships.

Australia took the bronze in the 2008 Olympics and won gold in 2000. The Aussies are coming off a fifth place finish at the 2011 World Championships and a second place finish at the 2010 FINA World Cup.

Russia won the bronze in the 2000 Olympics but has not medaled since and placed seventh in the 2008 Olympics. In the 2011 World Championships, Russia finished third and they placed fourth in the 2012 European Championships.

The 2012 Summer Olympics will take place from London, England from July 27 through August 12 of this summer. For the complete odds for which team will win the gold medal in Women’s Water Polo, see below.

2012 Summer Olympics – Women’s Water Polo – Odds To Win Gold

United States 7/4

Australia 3/1

Russia 9/2

China 11/2

Italy 11/2

Hungary 12/1

Spain 16/1

Great Britain 100/1

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