Olympic T. Tennis & Badminton Odds


LONDON, England (TheSpread) – Thought many may laugh at the idea of Badminton & Table Tennis as Olympic sports, they still take a great deal of skill. Here is a look at the odds for these events.

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There are currently four sets of odds available in these sports. In Table Tennis, all that has been released is Men’s Singles odds in which China’s Jike Zhang (8/13) is favored while fellow countryman Hao Wang (3/2) has the next shortest odds. China has dominated table tennis since it became an Olympic sport, winning 20 gold medals. The next closest is South Korea, which has three. Wang won the silver medal at the 2008 Olympics but Zhang won the recent 2011 World Championship.

In Badminton, China is also the dominant force. Of the three events listed, China is favored in all three. China has won 11 gold medals and 30 overall medals in this sport in Olympic history, most of any country by nearly double in both categories. In the Men’s Singles event this year, China’s Lin Dan is favored with 4/7 odds. Wang Yi Han of China is the favorite in Women’s Singles with 3/2 odds.

Dan is a heavily decorated Badminton player. He won the 2008 gold medal in the Olympics and has also claimed four World Championships in the sport. Han has never won an Olympic medal in Badminton, but she is the current World Champion. That is probably why her odds are only 3/2 to win the gold.

The 2012 Summer Olympics will take place from London, England from July 27 through August 12 of this summer. For the complete look at the available odds for Table Tennis & Badminton, see below

2012 Summer Olympics – Table Tennis & Badminton – Odds To Win Gold

Table Tennis - Men's Singles

Jike Zhang (CHN) 8/13 

Hao Wang (CHN) 3/2 

Timo Boll (GER) 9/1 

Se Hyuk Joo (KOR) 14/1 

Jun Mizutani (JPN) 20/1 

Dimitrij Ovtcharov (GER) 25/1 

Chih Yuan Chuang (CHN) 33/1 

Vladimir Samsonov (BLR) 33/1 

Michael Maze (DEN) 40/1 

Peng Tang (CHN) 50/1 

Sang Eun Oh (KOR) 50/1 

Ning Gao (CHN) 66/1 

Seiya Kishikawa (JPN) 66/1 

Adrien Mattenet (FRA) 80/1 

Alexey Smirnov (RUS) 80/1

Badminton - Men's Outright

Lin Dan (CHN) 4/7 

Lee Chong Wei (MAS) 15/8 

Chen Long (CHN) 8/1 

Chen Jin (CHN) 10/1 

Peter Gade (DEN) 28/1 

Taufik Hidayat (IDN) 28/1 

Boonsak Ponsana (THA) 33/1 

Lee Hyun II (KOR) 33/1 

Sho Sasaki (JPN) 40/1 

Kenichi Tago (JPN) 50/1 

Simon Santoso (IDN) 80/1 

Tien Minh Nguyen (VIE) 80/1 

Badminton - Women's Outright

Wang Yi Han (CHN) 3/2 

Wang Xin (CHN) 5/2 

Saina Nehwal (IND) 13/2 

Bae Youn Joo (KOR) 16/1 

Sung Ji Hyun (KOR) 16/1 

Cheng Shao Chieh (TPE) 20/1 

Juliane Schenk (GER) 20/1 

Tine Baun (DEN) 20/1 

Ratchanok Inthanon (THA) 33/1 

Petya Nedelcheva (BUL) 40/1 

Michelle Li (CAN) 150/1 

Badminton - Mixed Outright

Zhang Nan (CHN) / Zhao Yunlei (CHN) 11/10 

Xu Chen (CHN) / Ma Jin (CHN) 2/1 

Joachim F. Nielsen (DEN) / Christinna Pedersen (DEN) 13/2 

Thomas Laybourn (DEN) / Kamilla Rytter Juhl (DEN) 14/1 

Sudket Prapakamol (THA) / S. Thoungthongkam (THA) 18/1 

Chen Hung Ling (TPE) / Cheng Wen Hsing (TPE) 20/1 

Chan Peng Soon (MAS) / Goh Liu Ying (MAS) 40/1 

Chris Adcock (GBR) / Imogen Bankier (GBR) 40/1

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