Women's 1,500M Odds
One of the featured races in the 2010 Winter Olympics for speed skating is in the Women’s 1,500 Meter Event.
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 7/4 to win the gold medal according to online sports book Sportsbook.com. Other short odds to win are Kristina Groves (3/2), Anni Friesinger (15/2), and Ireen Wust (9/1).
Nesbitt won the bronze medal in the 2009 World Championships for this event and also has three medals over the last three years for the All Around World Championships.
Groves represents Canada as well, and won the silver medal in the 2006 Olympics for this event. Since, she has won two bronze medals in the 1,500 in the world championships.
Friesinger compete for Germany and she won the gold medal in this event in 2002. She is the two-time defending world champion for the 1,500 meter and also won the gold in the world championships in 2004, 2003, and 1998.
Wust competes for the Netherlands and she won the bronze medal in the 2006 Olympics. She also won the 2007 world championships, while taking second place in 2009.
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 1,500 Meter Speed Skating event, see below.
Odds to win Women’s 1,500 Meter Speed Skating at 2010 Winter Olympics
Christine Nesbitt (CAN) 7/4
Kristina Groves (CAN) 3/2
Anni Friesinger (GER) 15/2
Ireen Wust (NED) 9/1
Cindy Klassen (CAN) 16/1
Jennifer Rodriguez (USA) 16/1
Brittany Schussler (CAN) 20/1
Daniela Anschutz-thoms (GER) 28/1
Annette Gerritsen (NED) 25/1
Martina Sablikova (CZE) 33/1
Margot Boer (NED) 33/1
Maki Tabata (JPN) 50/1
Yekaterina Shikhova (RUS) 50/1
Monique Angermuller (GER) 50/1
Katarzyna Wojcicka (POL) 50/1
Laurine Van Riessen (NED) 50/1
Nao Kodaira (JPN) 50/1
Kataryzna Bachleda-Curus (POL) 50/1
Hege Bokko (NOR) 150/1
Posted: 2/10/10 2:11PM ET