Olympic Men's Hammer Odds


LONDON, England (TheSpread) – The Men’s Hammer at the 2012 Olympics will have a lot of international contenders and it not a strong event for the U.S. Here is a look at the odds to win gold in this event.

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According to oddsmakers, Hungary’s Krisztian Pars is the favorite to win, as he has 13/8 odds. Other short odds to win are Ivan Tikhon (5/2) of Belarus and Koji Murofushi (5/1) of Japan.

Pars is 30 years old and competing in his third Olympics. He placed fifth in this event in 2004 and fourth in 2008. He is the current European Champion and he placed second at the 2011 World Championship.

Tikhon is 36 entering the Olympic games. He has medaled in the last two Olympics, placing second in 2004 and third in 2008. He also was a three-time World Champion, winning in 2003, 2005 and 2007.

Murofushi is 37 entering the Olympics and he was the 2004 gold medal winner. He followed that up by placing fifth in the 2008 games. Murofushi is the 2011 World Champion in this event as well.

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 Hammer, see below.

2012 Summer Olympics – Men’s Hammer – Odds To Win Gold

Krisztian Pars (HUN) 13/8 

Ivan Tikhon (BLR) 5/2 

Koji Murofushi (JPN) 5/1 

Pawel Fajdek (POL) 7/1 

Pavel Kryvitski (BLR) 9/1 

Primoz Kozmus (SVN) 10/1 

Sergej Litvinov (RUS) 14/1 

Szymon Ziolkowski (POL) 25/1

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