Olympic Men's 100M Dash Odds


LONDON, England (TheSpread) – Usain Bolt is still considered the fastest man in the world. He will have to defend that honor in the 100 Meter Dash at the 2012 Olympics.

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According to oddsmakers, Bolt is the clear favorite to win gold in this event, as he has 2/5 odds to win. Other short odds to win this race are Yohan Blake (7/2) and Tyson Gay (7/1).

Bolt claimed the gold at the 2008 Olympics in this event and also won gold in the 200 meter and 4x100 meter relay.

Like Bolt, Blake is representing Jamaica in this Olympic games. He is actually the 2011 World Champion  in the 100 meter dash and the 4X100 meter relay. Bolt was disqualified in the 100 meter race, which opened the door for Blake to win.

Gay is considered the top American sprinter. He was the 2007 world champion in the 100 meter dash. At the 2008 Olympics, a hamstring injury kept him from contending for any medals against Bolt.

The 2012 Summer Olympics will take place from London, England from July 27 through August 12 of this summer. For the complete odds for which athlete will win the gold medal in Men’s 100 Meter Dash, see below.

2012 Summer Olympics – Men’s 100 Meter Dash – Odds To Win Gold

Usain Bolt 2/5

Yohan Blake 7/2

Tyson Gay 7/1

Asafa Powell 8/1

Justin Gatlin 20/1

Ngonidzashe Makusha 50/1

Michael Rodgers 50/1

Christophe Lemaitre 50/1

Nesta Carter 65/1

Darvis Patton 65/1

Walter Dix 65/1

Nickel Ashmeade 65/1

Michael Frater 80/1

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