Women's Heptathlon Olympic Odds
LONDON, England (TheSpread) – The Heptathlon in track is the ultimate all-around test of an athlete. Here is a look at the odds to win the gold in the women’s heptathlon at the 2012 Olympics.
According to oddsmakers, Jessica Ennis of Great Britain is the favorite in this event, as she has odds of 4/5 to win. Other short odds to win are Russia’s Tatyana Chernova (2/1) and Ukraine’s Nataliya Dobrynska (6/1).
Ennis will have the benefit of competing in her home country. She won the silver medal in the 2011 World Championship for this event and was the 2009 gold medal winner. She was also the 2010 European Champion.
Chernova was the bronze medal winner in the 2008 Olympics for heptathlon. She also is the current defending world champion in this event, edging Ennis for the title.
Dobrynska is the defending gold-medal champion for this event. She also placed second in the 2010 European Championship. She won the 2012 World Indoor Championship in Pentathlon.
The 2012 Summer Olympics will take place from London, England from July 27 through August 12. For the complete odds for which track athlete will win the gold medal in the Women’s Heptathlon, see below.
2012 Summer Olympics – Women’s Heptathlon – Odds To Win Gold
Jessica Ennis (GBR) 4/5
Tatyana Chernova (RUS) 2/1
Nataliya Dobrynska (UKR) 6/1
Kristina Savitskaya (RUS) 16/1
Jennifer Oeser (GER) 25/1
Karolina Tyminska (POL) 33/1
Lilli Schwarzkopf (GER) 33/1
Austra Skujyte (LIT) 40/1