|2012 Summer Olympics Odds – Men’s Discus – Harting Favored|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 18 July 2012 10:30|
Olympic Men's Discus Odds
LONDON, England (TheSpread) – The Men’s Discus at the 2012 Olympics looks to be a rather one-sided contest. Here is a look at the odds to win gold in London.
According to oddsmakers, Germany’s Robert Harting is the clear favorite, as he has 8/11 odds to win. Other short odds to win are Poland’s Piotr Malachowski (11/2) and Lithuania’s Virgilijus Alekna (6/1).
Harting is 27 years old and he is competing in his second Olympic games. He finished fourth back in 2004. Since then, Harting has won the last two World Championships in discus. He is also the current European Champion.
Malachowski is 29 entering the Olympics. He won the silver medal at the 2008 Olympics and was the 2010 European Champion in this event. He placed ninth at the 2011 World Championship.
Alekna is 40 entering the Olympics. He was the 2000 and 2004 Olympic gold medal winner for discus and placed third at the 2008 games. His last world championship came at the 2005 games in Finland. He recently placed sixth at the 2011 World 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 Discus, see below.
2012 Summer Olympics – Men’s Discus – Odds To Win Gold
Robert Harting (GER) 8/11
Piotr Malachowski (POL) 11/2
Virgilijus Alekna (LTU) 6/1
Gerd Kanter (EST) 8/1
Zoltan Kovago (HUN) 10/1
Ehsan Hadadi (IRN) 14/1
Okoye Lawrence (GBR) 20/1
Benn Harradine (AUS) 33/1
Rutger Smith (NED) 33/1