Olympic Men's Javelin Odds
LONDON, England (TheSpread) – The Men’s Javelin at the 2012 Olympics will feature some of the best all-around athletes in the entire games. Here is a look at the odds to win this event.
According to oddsmakers, Norway’s Andrea Thorkildsen is the favorite to win gold, as he has 11/8 odds to win. Other short odds to win are Vitezslav Vesely (9/4) of Czechoslovakia and Matthias de Zordo (5/1) of Germany.
Thorkildsen is 30 entering the Olympics. He has won the gold medal in the 2004 and 2008 Olympic games. He recently finished second in the 2011 World Championships.
Vesely is 29 entering the games. He competed in the 2008 Olympics and finished 12th. He placed fourth at the 2011 World Championships, but recently won the 2012 European Championship in javelin.
Zordo is 24 entering the Olympics and he is competing in his first Olympic games. He is the 2011 World Champion in the javelin.
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 Javelin, see below.
2012 Summer Olympics – Men’s Javelin – Odds To Win Gold
Andreas Thorkildsen (NOR) 11/8
Vitezslav Vesely (CZE) 9/4
Matthias de Zordo (GER) 5/1
Tero Pitkamaki (FIN) 10/1
Vadims Vasilevskis (LVA) 12/1
Fatih Avan (TUR) 18/1
Sergey Makarov (RUS) 25/1
Scott Russell (CAN) 66/1