Olympic Greco-Roman Wrestling Odds
LONDON, England (TheSpread) – Greco-Roman Wrestling is a sport that dates back to long before the Olympic Games began. Here is a look at the odds to win gold in the 2012 Olympics.
There are seven different weigh classes for Greco-Roman Wrestling and the country with the most gold to gain, according to oddsmakers, is Iran. Of the seven weight classes listed, Iran is favored in three of them, while four other countries are favored in one.
At the 2008 Olympics, Iran was completely shut out of all medals, not winning a single gold, silver or bronze. At the most recent world championships, they won two golds as Omid Norouzi (60kg) and Saeid Abdevali (66kg) both won their weight classes and are now favored to wint he gold medal in London.
One country without much prospect for a gold, or even a medal, is the United States. Of the seven weight classes, oddsmakers have just three total Americans listed with a shot to win gold. Of that group Justin Dashaun Lester (66kg) has the best odds, as he is listed with 9/1 odds to claim the gold medal in his weight class. Lester has medaled in the World Championships before, but never claimed the overall title.
The 2012 Summer Olympics are taking place from London, England and began on July 27 and run through August 12. For the complete odds to win each Greco-Roman Wrestling Event, see below.
2012 Summer Olympics – Greco-Roman Wrestling Event Odds
Hamid Mohammad Soryan (IRI) +175
Rovshan Bayramov (AZE) +300
Shujin Li (CHN) +900
Elbek Tazhyieu (BLR) +1000
Spencer Thomas Mango (USA) +2500
Omid Noroozi (IRI) +350
Almat Kebispayev (KAZ) +450
Zaur Kuramagomedov (RUS) +700
Rahman Bilici (TUR) +1100
Ellis E Coleman (USA) +2000
Saeid Abdevali (IRI) +275
Manuchar Tskhadaia (GRO) +550
Hyeonwoo Kim (KOR) +700
Pedro Isaac Mulens Herrera (CUB) +800
Justin Dashaun Lester (USA) +900
Roman Vlasov (RUS) +225
Selcuk Cebi (TUR) +225
Arsen Julfalakyan (ARM) +900
Nazmi Avluca (TUR) 11/4
Alim Selimau (BLR) 4/1
Damian Janikowski (POL) 9/1
Hristo Marinov (BLR) 9/1
Habibollah Jomeh Akhlaghi (IRI) 10/1
Charles Edwards Betts (USA) 20/1
Artur Aleksanyan (ARM) +400
Jimmy Lidberg (SWE) +400
Elis Guri (BUL) +500
Rustam Totrov (RUS) +700
Tsimafei Dzeinichenka (BLR) +800
Mijain Lopez (CUB) +140
Riza Kayaalp (TUR) +160
Dremiel Deshon Byers (USA) +1000
Khasan Baroyev (RUS) +1000
Yury Patikeyev (ARM) +1000