Men's Long Hill Odds

Big air and good technique will be the key to winning the Men’s Long Hill Ski Jumping event at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Bet The 2010 Winter Olympics

According to vancouver2010.com, in ski jumping, an athlete skis down a long ramp, referred to as the in-run, and launches into the air at speeds of up to 95 kilometers per hour. Once in the air, jumpers assume the V-style and adjust their position to maximize lift and minimize drag. Competitors are evaluated on distance and style and while there is a very close relationship between the two, the skier with the longest jump will often have the highest style points. The normal and long hill individual events begin with a qualification jump on the day prior to competition. The top 15 competitors in the current World Cup ranking automatically qualify for the final. The top 35 competitors in the qualification who have not already qualified automatically for the final also advance to the final. There are two rounds of jumps in the final event. The first round has 50 starters with only the top 30 skiers moving on to the final round.

With one gold medal already under his belt, Simon Ammann, is favored to win the long hill event.

Ammann has odds of 9/5 to win the gold medal in this event according to online sports book SPORTSBETTING.com. Other short odds to win are Gregor Schlierenzauer (13/4), Adam Malysz (9/2), and Thomas Morgenstern (8/1).

Ammann, who competes for Switzerland, has already won the gold medal in the normal hill competition and he also won both the normal hill and long hill at the 2002 Olympics. He is the 2007 long hill world champion.

Schlierenzauer, who competes for Austria, won the bronze in the normal hill this Olympics and he is a two-time world champion for team competition while also winning silver in the 2009 world championships for normal hill.

Malysz competes for Poland and he won the silver medal in the 2010 normal hill competition. He also won silver in the long hill in the 2002 Olympics. He won the 2003 world championship in large hill.

Morgenstern competes for Austria and he is the 2006 Olympic gold medal winner in the large hill jump. He has won three world titles for team competition in the large hill jump.

The 2010 Winter Olympics take place from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and began on Friday, Feb. 12. They will be concluding on Sunday, Feb. 28. For complete odds on which athlete will win the men’s long hill ski jumping event, see below.

Odds to win Men’s Long Hill Ski Jumping at 2010 Winter Olympics

Simon Ammann 9/5 

Gregor Schlierenzauer 13/4 

Adam Malysz 9/2 

Thomas Morgenstern 8/1 

Anders Jacobsen 14/1 

Janne Ahonen 20/1 

Wolfgang Loitzl 22/1 

Andreas Kofler 28/1 

Michael Uhrmann 33/1 

Robert Kranjec 33/1 

Harri Olli 40/1 

Michael Neumayer 50/1 

Martin Schmitt 66/1 

Bjoern Einar Romoeren 66/1 

Tom Hilde 66/1 

Daiki Ito 80/1 

Noriaki Kasai 80/1 

Antonin Hajek 100/1 

Jakub Janda 100/1 

Emmanuel Chedal 150/1

Bet The 2010 Winter Olympics

Posted: 2/15/10 3:20PM ET

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