Men's Shot Put Olympic Odds


LONDON, England (TheSpread) – The Shot Put is an event at the 2012 Olympics that oddsmakers see as pretty wide open. Here is a look at the odds to win gold in this event.

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According to oddsmakers, American Reese Hoffa is the favorite to win the gold, as he has 9/4 odds. Other short odds to win in this event are American Christian Cantwell (4/1) and David Storl (4/1) of Germany.

Hoffa is 34 years old entering the Olympics. He has competed in the last two Olympics, but his best finish was seventh in the 2008 games. His last world title in the shot put came at the 2007 World Championships, but he has since changed up his training and is back to competing at a high level.

Cantwell is 31 and he won the silver medal in the shot put at the 2008 Olympics. He also was the 2010 World Indoor Champion and 2009 Outdoor World Champion in this event.

Storl will be just 22 at the time of the Olympics. He won the 2011 World Outdoor Championship in this event last year and was second place at the 2012 Indoor Championships.

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 Shot Put, see below.

2012 Summer Olympics – Men’s Shot Put – Odds To Win Gold

Reese Hoffa (USA) 9/4

Christian Cantwell (USA) 4/1

David Storl (GER) 4/1

Tomasz Majewski (POL) 6/1

Dylan Armstrong (CAN) 6/1

Andrei Mikhnevich (BEL) 9/1

Adam Nelson (USA) 10/1

Ryan Whiting (USA) 11/1

Justin Rodhe (CAN) 33/1

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