Olympic Women's Hammer Odds

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LONDON, England (TheSpread) – The Women’s Hammer at the 2012 Olympics appears to be a competition of three athletes. Here is a look at the odds to win gold in this event.

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According to oddsmakers, Russia’s Tatyana Lysenko is a slight favorite, as she has 13/8 odds to win gold. Other short odds are Betty Heidler (7/4) of Germany and Aksana Miankova (5/2) of Belarus.

Lysenko is 29 entering the Olympics. She competed in the 2004 Olympics and took 19th, but she was not part of the 2008 games. Lysenko won the 2011 World Championship for hammer and also was second in the 2010 European Championships.

Heidler is also 29 coming into the Olympics. She placed fourth in hammer at the 2004 Olympics and ninth in the 2008 games. She finished second at the 2011 World Championships, but was the 2010 European Champion.

Miankova is 30 years old. She was the 2008 Olympic gold medal winner and she has the current Olympic record for the hammer. She hasn’t been part of many world competitions in recent years due to having a child, but is expected to be in top form heading to London.

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 Women’s Hammer, see below.

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

Tatyana Lysenko (RUS) 13/8

Betty Heidler (GER) 7/4

Aksana Miankova (BLR) 5/2

Alena Matoshka (BLR) 14/1

Anita Wlodarczyk (POL) 14/1

Yipsi Moreno (CUB) 14/1

Zhang Wenxiu (CHN) 14/1

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