|2012 Summer Olympics Track Odds – Women’s 800 Meter – Magiso Favored|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Sunday, 15 July 2012 15:30|
Women's 800M Olympic Odds
LONDON, England (TheSpread) – The Women’s 800 Meter features four runners with 4/1 odds or less to win. Here is a look at the odds to win the gold medal in this event at the 2012 Olympics.
According to oddsmakers, Fantu Magiso of Ethiopia is the favorite to win, as she has 5/2 odds. Other short odds to win are Pamela Jelimo (2/1) of Kenya, Caster Semenya (3/1) of South Africa, and Mariya Savinova (4/1) of Russia.
Magiso is 20 entering the Olympic Games. She finished 10th in this event at the 2011 World Championships but did take fourth in the 800 at the 2012 World Indoor Championships.
Jelimo is 22 entering the Olympics. She won the gold medal in the 2008 Olympics for the 800 and recently won the World Indoor Championships for this race.
Semenya is 21 coming into the Olympics and she is competing in her first Olympic games. She was the 2009 World Champion in this event and she finished second in the 2011 World Championships.
Savinova is 26 entering the Olympics. She is the 2011 World Champion in the 800 and she also won the 2010 World Indoor Championship for this event. She also is current European Champion for 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 Women’s 800 Meter, see below.
2012 Summer Olympics – Women’s 800 Meter – Odds To Win Gold
Fantu Magiso (ETH) 5/2
Pamela Jelimo (KEN) 2/1
Caster Semenya (RSA) 3/1
Mariya Savinova (RUS) 4/1
Janeth Jepkosgei (KEN) 9/1
Alysia Montano (USA) 16/1
Elena Arzhakova (RUS) 20/1
Halima Hachlaf (MOR) 33/1
Kenia Sinclair (KEN) 50/1