100 Meters Odds

The 2008 Summer Olympics are just days away and now is a great time to look at the favorites and long shots for the 100-meter men’s athletics event, that will take place in Beijing this August.

Bet the 100-Meter Men’s Athletics

The Favorite: Tyson Gay, United States

Oddsmakers from online sports book Bodog have made United States’ sprinter Tyson Gay a 9/5 favorite to win the 100-meter men’s event in Beijing. Gay is a three-time gold medal winner, coming in first in the 100-meter, 200-meter and 4x100-meter relay in 2007. Gay joined Maurice Greene and Carl Lewis as the only three triple champions in the world.

The Value: Asafa Powell

It looks like Gay’s chief competition in Beijing will be Jamaica’s Asafa Powell, whose odds to win have been established at 2/1 behind Gay (9/5) and Usain Bolt (5/4). Powell is considered the fastest man on earth, but lacks the intensity needed to win in the spotlight. Still, Powell won the bronze medal in the 2007 100-meter sprint and second in the 4x100-meter relay at the word championships in Osaka, Japan. So he’s a strong value bet.

As previously mentioned, Powell’s country mate Usain Bolt (5/4) should challenge for a gold medal in Beijing as well.

2008 Beijing Summer Olympics: Odds to Win 100m Men's Athletics

Tyson Gay 9/5 

Usain Bolt 5/4 

Asafa Powell 2/1 

Derrick Atkins 18/1 

Walter Dix 16/1 

Darvis Patton 18/1 

Wallace Spearman 25/1 

Jaysuma Saidy Ndure 33/1 

Olusoji A Fasuba 50/1 

Francis Obikwelu 50/1 

Mickey Grimes 50/1 

Samuel Francis 50/1 

Joshua J Johnson 66/1 

Richard Thompson 50/1 

Darrrel Brown 66/1 

Joshua Ross 66/1 

Churandy Martina 80/1 

Marlon Devonish 80/1 

Yongyi Wen 80/1 

Clement Campbell 100/1 

Edgar Tyrone 100/1

Bet the 100-Meter Men’s Athletics

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