Women's 1,000M Odds
One of the top speed skaters in the world looks to add another gold medal to her trophy case as Meng Wang competes in the Women’s 1,000 Meter Short Track Event in 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.
A well-decorated speed skater out of China, Meng Wang, is favored to win this event
Wang has odds of 10/11 to win the gold medal according to online sports book Brobury Sports. Other short odds to win are Katherine Reutter (4/1), Eun Byul Lee (5/1), and Yang Zhou (11/2).
Wang won the silver medal in this event in the 2006 Olympics and has won the past two world championships for the 1,000 meter.
Reutter is an American skater that is just 21 years of age. This will be her first Olympic games. She won four silver medals in the 2009 World Cup, and also won the U.S. Olympic trial event in September.
Lee won the 2008 all-around silver medalist in the ISU World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships. This will be her first Olympic competition as she has been somewhat untested on the world level.
Zhou is one of the top skaters in China, but tends to be overshadowed by Wang. Zhou finished second overall in the 2008 world championships.
The 2010 Winter Olympics take place from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada beginning Friday, Feb. 12. and concluding Sunday, Feb. 28. For complete odds on which skater will win the Women’s 1,000 Meter Short Track Speed Skating event, see below.
Odds to win Women’s 1,000 Meter Short Track Speed Skating at 2010 Winter Olympics
Meng Wang (CHN) 10/11
Katherine Reutter (USA) 4/1
Eun Byul Lee (SKOR) 5/1
Yang Zhou (CHN) 11/2
Ha-Ri Cho (SKOR) 8/1
Seung-Hi Park (SKOR) 9/1
Qiuhong Liu (CHN) 14/1
Jessica Gregg (CAN) 33/1
Kalyna Roberge (CAN) 40/1
Arianna Fontana (ITA) 50/1
Evgenia Radanova (BUL) 50/1
Xinyue Wang (CHN) 80/1
Tatiana Borudulina (AUS) 80/1
Mika Ozawa (JPN) 80/1
Kimberly Derrick (USA) 80/1
Marianne St-Gelais (CAN) 100/1
Allison Baver (USA) 100/1
Veronique Pierron (FRA) 100/1
Marina Georgieva-Nikolova (BUL) 100/1
Posted: 2/10/10 2:41PM ET