2012 Summer Olympics – Freestyle Wrestling – Jordan Burroughs Favored Print
Written by Drew Sharper   
Thursday, 02 August 2012 12:45
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Olympic Freestyle Wrestling Odds


LONDON, England (TheSpread) – The sport or Freestyle Wrestling has created a number of iconic Olympic moments. Here is a look at the odds for the 2012 Olympics for this sport.

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There are a total of 11 freestyle wrestling weight classes, 7 for Men and 4 for Women. Oddsmakers have currently listed 10 of the 11 weight classes and Russia has the favorite in five of the seven men’s classes while Japan is favored in two of the three women’s classes that have odds listed.

In the 2008 Olympics, Russia found its way to three gold medals in freestyle wrestling while Japan women claimed two golds. At the 2011 World Championships, Russia won two gold medals while Japan claimed three golds.

The Americans have had success in freestyle wrestling, but are not favored very well for the 2012 games. On America, Jordan Burroughs, is favored to win his respected weight class. He has odds of +100 to win the gold in the 74kg weight class. Burroughs is the current world champion in his class and he also won the 2011 Pan American Games in 74kg. He is a two-time NCAA national champion for the University of Nebraska.

The 2012 Summer Olympics will take place from London, England and begin on July 27 and run through August 12. For the complete odds to win each Freestyle Wrestling Event, see below.

2012 Summer Olympics – Freestyle Wrestling Event Odds

Men's 55kg

Djamal Otarsultanov (RUS) 6/5

Radoslav Velikov (BUL) 13/4

Hassan Rahimi (IRI) 17/2

Daulet Niyazbekov (KAZ) 11/1

David Tremblay (CAN) 20/1

Men's 60kg

Besik Kudukhov (RUS) -150

Franklin Gomez Matos (PUR) +550

Dauren Zhumagaziyev (KAZ) +900

Kenichi Yumoto (JPN) +1000

Men's 66kg

Mehidi Taghavi Kermani (IRI) +130

Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu (JPN) +450

Jabrayil Hasanov (AZE) +700

Haislan Veranes Garcia (CAN) +3500

Men's 74kg

Jordan Burroughs (USA) EVEN

Sadegh Goudarzi (IRI) +425

Matthew Judah Gentry (USA) +2500

Men's 84kg

Sharif Sharifov (AZE) 5/2

Ibragim Aldatov (UKR) 9/2

Dato Marsagishvili (GEO) 6/1

Ehsan Lashgari (IRI) 12/1

Zaurbek Sokhiev (UZB) 12/1

Armands Zvirbulis (LAT) 16/1

Men's 96kg

Abdusalam Gadisov (RUS) 2/1

Reza Yazdani (IRI) 11/4

Khetag Gazyumov (AZE) 4/1

Serhat Balci (TUR) 17/2

Jacob Stephen Varner (USA) 12/1

Ruslan Sheikhau (BLR) 14/1

Men's 120kg

Bilyal Makhov (RUS) 11/4

Aleksey Shemarov (BLR) 4/1

Artur Taymazov (UZB) 11/2

Tervel Ivaylov Dlagnev (USA) 7/1

Taha Akgul (TUR) 10/1

Jamaladdin Magomedov (AZE) 12/1

Arjan Bhullar (CAN) 25/1

Women's 55kg

Saori Yoshida (JPN) -500

Tonya Lynn Verbeek (CAN) +2000

Yuliya Ratkevich (AZE) +2000

Women's 63kg

Kaori Icho (JPN) -500

Martine Dugrenier (CAN) +1600

Yelena Shalygina (KAZ) +2000

Women's 72kg

Stanka Zlateva Hristova (BUL) -333

Ali Sue Bernard (USA) +1000

Jiao Wang (CHN) +1400

Vasilisa Marzalyuk (BLR) +1500

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