Women's 1,000M Odds
The home country of the 2010 Winter Olympics hopes to have something to celebrate after the Women’s 1,000 Meter Speed Skating event has concluded.
In this event, the skating takes place on a 400 meter oval ice rink. Timed to one-hundredth of a second, athletes compete in by skating counter-clockwise around the oval and changing lanes once per lap, which equals out the distance.
Canadian Christine Nesbitt is favored to take home the gold in her home country.
Nesbitt has odds of 8/15 to win the gold medal according to online sports book Sportsbook.com. Other short odds to win are Annette Gerritsen (6/1), Beixing Wang (9/1), and Anni Friesinger (12/1).
Nesbitt won the 2009 world championship in this event and she also took the bronze in 2007. She has won a total of 13 gold medals in World Cup competition and she was a 2006 Olympic silver medalist in the team pursuit. Her record in this time is 1.13.36.
Gerritsen competed in the 2006 Olympics for the Netherlands in this event and finished 23rd. but most of her success in speed skating has come on the national level, not the world level. Her top time in this event is 1.14.69.
Wang, who competes for China, is a three-time silver medalist in the World Championships for the 500 meter race, but she has not been terribly successful in the 1,000 meter. Her top time in this event came in 2007, and is a time of 1:13.11.
Friesinger competes for Germany and she won the bronze for this event in the 2006 Olympics. She also won the 2008 World Championship for the 1,000 meter while taking second in 2009. Her top time is 1.13.49.
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Odds to win Women’s 1,000 Meter Speed Skating at 2010 Winter Olympics
Christine Nesbitt (CAN) 8/15
Annette Gerritsen (NED) 6/1
Beixing Wang (CHN) 9/1
Anni Friesinger (GER) 12/1
Margot Boer (NED) 14/1
Nao Kodaira (JPN) 16/1
Sayuri Yoshi (JAP) 16/1
Kristina Groves (CAN) 16/1
Ireen Wust (NED) 33/1
Monique Angermuller (GER) 16/1
Lee Sang-Hwa (SKOR) 25/1
Brittany Schussler (CAN) 40/1
Yekaterina Malysheva (RUS) 50/1
Olga Fatkulina (RUS) 40/1
Laurine Van Riessen (NED) 50/1
Jing Yu (CHN) 66/1
Elli Ochowicz (USA) 66/1
Jennifer Rodriguez (USA) 80/1
Posted: 2/10/10 1:21PM ET