Men's Aerials Odds

Big air and body control will be the key to winning the gold medal in the Men's Aerials at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

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According to vancouver2010.com, competitors in aerials determine their in-run location based on the type of jump performed, their own freestyle technique and the current environmental conditions. Correct in-run speed is critical to successful aerial performances and athletes can choose two of many different jumps that combine back flips and twists with differing degrees of difficulty. Athletes are judged on the quality of take off, height gained, form and body position, and how they maintain balance upon landing. All competitors complete two jumps in a qualification round. The 16 aerialists with the highest total scores from the qualification round move on to the final round. In the final round, competitors complete two more jumps in reverse order from the qualification results. The aerialist with the highest combined score from the two final jumps wins.

The 2009 silver medalist in the world championships, Steve Omischl, is favored to win.

Omischl has odds of 13/8 to win the gold medal according to online sports book SBGGLOBAL. Other short odds to win are Anton Kushnir (9/4), Kyle Nissen (4/1), and Guangpu Qi (13/2).

Omischl, who competes for Canada, took the silver medal in the last world championships while also taking bronze in 2003, 2007 and the gold in 2005. In his career, he has finished in the top three in 40 world events.

Kushnir competes for Belarus and has won four of six World Cup events in the aerials this season. In the two he didn’t win, he placed in the top three.

Nissen competes for Canada and he has won two world cup aerial events in his career. He has medaled just once since 2008, taking second place in a January 2009 event.

Qi competes for China and he has three second-place performances in aerials for the 2009-10 World Cup.

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 competitor will win the men’s aerials, see below

Odds to win Freestyle Skiing Men’s Aerials at 2010 Winter Olympics

Steve Omischl 13/8 

Anton Kushnir 9/4 

Kyle Nissen 4/1 

Guangpu Qi 13/2 

Jeret Peterson 10/1 

Zongyang Jia 10/1 

Renato Ulrich 20/1 

Timofei Slivets 20/1 

Zhongqing Liu 20/1 

Alexei Grishin 33/1 

Dmitri Dashinski 33/1 

Warren Shouldice 40/1 

Chao Wu 50/1 

Olivier Rochon 66/1 

Ryan Blais 66/1 

David Morris 66/1 

Dylan Ferguson 80/1 

Thomas Lambert 100/1

Bet The 2010 Winter Olympics

Posted: 2/11/10 11:45AM ET

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