|2012 Summer Olympics Track Odds – Men’s 800 Meter – Rudisha Favored|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 13 July 2012 06:30|
Men's 800M Olympic Odds
LONDON, England (TheSpread) – The Men’s 800 Meter at the 2012 Olympics appears to be a slam dunk for Kenya’s David Rudisha. Here is a look at the odds to win the gold medal in this race.
According to oddsmakers, Rudisha has 1/8 odds to win the gold. Other short odds to win are Mohammed Aman (10/1) of Ethiopia and Abubaker Kaki Khamis (16/1) of the Sudan.
Rudisha is the world record holder in this event with a time of 1:41.01. This will be his first Olympic Games, but he did win the 2011 World Championship in the 800.
Aman is just 18 and making his first Olympic appearance. He won the 2012 World Indoor Championship in the 800 and is also the African Champion in this event.
Khamis is 23 years old. He failed to make it out of the semifinals in this event back in 2008, but took second in the recent 2011 World Championships. He is the 2010 and 2008 World Indoor Champion in the 800.
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 800 Meter, see below.
2012 Summer Olympics – Men’s 800 Meter – Odds To Win Gold
David Rudisha (KEN) 1/8
Mohammed Aman (ETH) 10/1
Abubaker Kaki Khamis (SUD) 16/1
Adam Kszczot (POL) 25/1
Job Kinyor (KEN) 25/1
Nick Symmonds (USA) 40/1
Yuriy Borzakovskiy (RUS) 40/1
Marcin Lewandowski (POL) 50/1
Khadevis Robinson (USA) 150/1