|2012 Olympics Odds – Men’s Triple Jump – Christian Taylor Favored|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Saturday, 14 July 2012 12:30|
Olympic Men's Triple Jump Odds
LONDON, England (TheSpread) – The Triple Jump is a very difficult event to win. Here is a look at the odds to win the gold medal in this event at the 2012 Olympics.
According to oddsmakers, American Christian Taylor is the favorite to win the event, as he has 7/4 odds. Other short odds to win are Phillips Idowu (7/2) of Great Britain and Will Claye (9/2) of the United States.
Taylor is 22 years old and competing in his first Olympic Games. He won a total of four NCAA Indoor and Outdoor titles in his college career at Florida. He also won the 2011 World Outdoor title in this event while placing second in the 2012 Indoor World Championships.
Idowu is 32 years old entering the Olympics. He was the 2008 Olympic silver medalist in this event and was the 2009 World Outdoor Champion in the triple jump. He placed second to Taylor in the 2011 Outdoor World Championships.
Claye is just 21 coming into the Olympics. He also attended the University of Florida. He placed third in the 2011 World Outdoor Championships in triple jump, but was the winner of the 2012 World Indoor 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 athlete will win the gold medal in Men’s Triple Jump, see below.
2012 Summer Olympics – Men’s Triple Jump – Odds To Win Gold
Christian Taylor (USA) 7/4
Phillips Idowu (GBR) 7/2
Will Claye (USA) 9/2
Lyukman Adams (RUS) 8/1
Osviel Hernandez (CUB) 8/1
Alexis Copello (CUB) 10/1
Daniele Greco (ITA) 14/1