Men's 1,500M Odds
The fastest man on skates will be determined in the 1,500 Meter Short Track Speed Skating Event at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
In the Olympics, short track speed skating takes place on a 111.12-meter oval track within a hockey rink, which features tight corners that make it harder to get around corners. Short track speed skaters compete against each other as opposed to looking for the fastest time of the entire field. The competition consists of a series of heats with four or six athletes. The first two athletes in each heat advance to the next round until only four skaters remain for the final.
In this event, Ho-Suk Lee, the defending world champion is favored to take home the gold medal.
Lee has odds of 3/2 to win the gold medal according to online sports book SBGGLOBAL. Other short odds to win are Jung-Su Lee (2/1), Si-Bak Sung (15/4), and Apolo Anton Ohno (13/2).
Ho-Suk Lee won the 1,500 meter in the 2009 world championships and also won the silver medal in this event in the 2006 Olympics and the 2008 world championships.
Lee is coming off a second-place finish in the 2008 ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships, and he also took third in this event in the 2009-10 World Cup. This Olympics will be his first.
Sung won the 1,500 meter in the 2009-10 World Cup competition, but he has not medaled in the Olympics as of yet.
Ohno is the most well-known American speed skater as he won this event in the 2002 Olympics and also is a two-time world champion for this event. Ohno has won two gold medals in various speed skating events and also has won nine different world championships over his career.
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Odds to win Men’s 1,500 Meter Short Track Speed Skating at 2010 Winter Olympics
Ho-Suk Lee (SKOR) 3/2
Jung-Su Lee (SKOR) 2/1
Si-Bak Sung (SKOR) 15/4
Apolo Anton Ohno (
Charles Hamelin (CAN) 8/1
John Robert Celski (
Weiling Song (CHN) 28/1
Jordan Malone (
Olivier Jean (
Pieter Gysel (BEL) 40/1
Guillaume Bastille (CAN) 40/1
Yuri Confortola (ITA) 33/1
Baoku Sui (CHN) 66/1
Xianwei Liu (CHN) 50/1
Nicola Rodigari (ITA) 100/1
Heralds Silovs (HUN) 125/1
Posted: 2/9/10 3:13PM ET