Olympic Beach Volleyball Odds
LONDON, England (TheSpread) – Beach Volleyball is a sports growing in popularity. Here is a look at the odds to win gold in this event at the 2012 Olympics.
In the Men’s competition the Brazilian team of Alison Cerutti and Emanuel Rego are favored to win gold, as they have 9/4 odds to win, while the American duo of Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser have 3/1 odds to win.
Cerutti and Rego won the 2011 World Championship and Pan American Games in beach volleyball. Rogers and Dalhausser won the gold medal in the 2008 games. They also were the 2007 World Champions but came up in third in 2009 and failed to make it out of the round of 16 in the 2011 World Championships.
In the Women’s event, the Brazilian duo of Larissa Franca and Juliana Felisberta Silva are favored to win gold, as they have 5/2 odds for the event, while the American duo of Misty May Treanor and Kerri Walsh have 7/2 odds.
Franca and Silva are the current World Champions, defeating Treanor and Walsh in the finals in a competitive three-set match. These two also took second in the 2009 World Championships and won the 2011 Pan American Games. Treanor and Walsh have won the gold in the last two Olympic Games and also have won three World Championships, but they have not won on the world stage since the 2008 Olympics.
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 team will win the gold medal in Beach Volleyball, see below.
2012 Summer Olympics – Beach Volleyball – Odds To Win Gold
Alison Cerutti / Emanuel Rego 9/4
Todd Rogers / Phil Dalhausser 3/1
Marcio Araujo / Ricardo Santos 8/1
Julius Brink / Jonas Reckermann 9/1
Grzegorz Fijalek / Mariusz Prudel 12/1
Pablo Herrera / Adrian Gavira Collado 16/1
Reinder Nummerdor / Richard Schuil 16/1
Jake Gibb / Sean Rosenthal 16/1
Matthew Fuerbringer / Nicholas Lucena 20/1
Daniele Lupo / Nicolai Paolo 33/1
Penggen Wu / Linyin Xu 28/1
Martins Plavins / Janis Smedins 28/1
Jonathan Erdmann / Kay Matysik 28/1
David Klemperer / Eric Koreng 50/1
Petr Benes / Premysl Kubala 50/1
Aleksandrs Samoilovs / Ruslans Sorokins 50/1
Casey Jennings / Wong Kevin 66/1
Larissa Franca / Juliana Felisberta Silva 5/2
Xi Zhang / Chen Xue 7/2
Misty May Treanor / Kerri Walsh 7/2
April Ross / Jennifer Kessy 8/1
Talita Antunes / Maria Antonelli 10/1
Greta Cicolari / Marta Menegatti 16/1
Marleen Van Iersel / Sanne Keizer 16/1
Sara Goller / Laura Ludwig 20/1
Angie Akers / Nicole Branagh 25/1
Katrin Holtwick / Ilka Semmler 33/1
Maria Clara Salgado / Carolina Salgado 40/1
Doris Schwaiger / Stefanie Schwaiger 40/1
Vivian Cunha / Taiana Lima 40/1
Angela Vieira / Liliane Maestrini 40/1
Sara Montagnolli / Barbara Hansel 40/1
Kristyna Kolocova / Marketa Slukova 40/1
Liliana Fernandez Steiner / Elsa Baquerizo 40/1
Tamsin Hinchley / Natalie Cook 50/1
Simone Kuhn / Nadine Zumkehr 50/1