|2012 Summer Olympics Track Odds – Men’s 110 Hurdles – Xiang Favored|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 13 July 2012 09:30|
Men's 110 Hurdles Olympic Odds
LONDON, England (TheSpread) – The Men’s 110 Meter Hurdles has a pair of American contenders, but neither are the favorite to win gold at the 2012 Olympics. Here is a look at the odds for this event.
According to oddsmakers, Liu Xiang of China is the favorite, as he has 1/1 odds to win. Americans Aries Merritt (3/1) and Jason Richardson (5/1) are the other short odds to win this race.
Xiang is 29 years old and the 2004 Olympic gold medalist in this event, but he failed to race in 2008 due to an injury. He won the 2007 World Championship in this event, but placed second back in 2011.
Merritt is 26 and competing in his first Olympics. He won the 2012 World Indoor Championship in the 60 meter hurdles. He was a 2004 World Junior Championship in the 110 hurdles. His most recent world competition saw him place fifth in this event at the 2011 World Championships.
Richardson is 26 and competing in his first Olympic Games. He won the 2011 World Championship in this event and was a world youth champion in the 110 hurdles back in 2003.
The 2012 Summer Olympics will take place from London, England from July 27 through August 12. For the complete odds for which track athlete will win the gold medal in the Men’s 110 Meter Hurdles, see below.
2012 Summer Olympics – Men’s 110 Meter Hurdles – Odds To Win Gold
Liu Xiang (CHN) 1/1
Aries Merritt (USA) 3/1
Jason Richardson (USA) 5/1
Dayron Robles (CUB) 7/1
David Oliver (USA) 10/1
Sergey Shubenkov (RUS) 14/1
Andy Turner (GBR) 66/1
William Sharman (GBR) 100/1