Women's 400 Hurldes Olympic Odds
LONDON, England (TheSpread) – The Women’s 400 Meter Hurdles looks to be a very competitive and exciting event based on the odds. Here is a look at the odds to win the gold at the 2012 Olympics.
According to oddsmakers, American Lashinda Demus is the favorite to win gold, as she has 15/8 odds to win this event. Other short odds are Russia’s Irina Davydova (9/2) and Natalya Antyukh (11/2) along with Great Britain’s Perri Shakes-Drayton (11/2).
Demus is 29 entering the Olympics. She failed to qualify for the 2008 Olympics, but followed that up by taking second in the 2009 World Championships for this event and then winning the event in the 2011 World Championships.
Davydova is 24 and competing in her first Olympic games. She is the current European Champion in this event but has yet to medal in the world stage. When it comes to the 400 hurdles, she won the 2010 European Championship and finished third at the 2011 World Championships.
Antyukh is the veteran of the group. She enters the Olympics at 31 years old. She competed at the 2004 Olympics and won a gold in the 4x400 relay while
Drayton is just 23 entering the Olympics. This will be her first Olympic Games. She took third in the 2010 European Championships for this event.
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 women’s 400 Meter hurdles, see below.
2012 Summer Olympics – Women’s 400 Meter Hurdles – Odds To Win Gold
Lashinda Demus (USA) 15/8
Irina Davydova (RUS) 9/2
Natalya Antyukh (RUS) 11/2
Perri Shakes-Drayton (GBR) 11/2
Kaliese Spencer (JAM) 6/1
Melanie Walker (JAM) 6/1
Terea Brown (USA) 20/1
Vania Stambolova (BUL) 20/1
Zuzana Hejnova (CZE) 25/1