Women's Skeleton Odds
The Women’s Skelton event should be very competitive at the 2010 Winter Olympics, as the event features four past world champions.
In this event, a skeleton slider grasps the handles on either side of their sled, and get off to a running start that is about 50 meters in length. The competitor then dives head first onto the sled. Sliders lie on their stomachs and steer with slight shifts to their body. The event consists of four heats held over two days, timed electronically to 0.01 seconds. The individual with the lowest combined time wins the gold medal.
2006 Olympic bronze medalist, Mellisa Hollingsworth-Richards, is favored to take home the gold in this event.
Hollingsworth has odds of 3/2 to win the gold medal according to online sports book Brobury Sports. Other short odds to win are Marion Trott (5/2), Kerstin Szymkowiak (4/1), and Shelley Rudman (7/1).
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Odds to win Women’s Skeleton at 2010 Winter Olympics
Mellisa Hollingsworth-Richards (CAN) 3/2
Marion Trott (GER) 5/2
Kerstin Szymkowiak (GER) 4/1
Shelley Rudman (GBR) 7/1
Anja Huber (GER) 8/1
Amy Williams (GBR) 14/1
Maya Perdersen (SUI) 16/1
Amy Gough (CAN) 18/1
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Michelle Kelly (CAN) 40/1
Posted: 2/11/10 10:38AM ET