Olympic Women's Shot Put Odds


LONDON, England (TheSpread) – The Women’s Shot Put at the 2012 Olympics appears to be a battle of just two throwers. Here is a look at the odds to win this event.

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According to oddsmakers, New Zealand’s Valerie Adams is the clear favorite to win the gold in London, as she has 1/2 odds to win. The only other athlete within 20/1 odds is Russia’s Nadzeya Ostapchuk, who has 7/4 odds to win.

Adams is 27 entering the Olympics. She is the defending Olympic champion for shot put and she also placed eighth back at the 2004 games. She is the three-time defending World Outdoor Champion and the defending World Indoor Champion for the shot put.

Ostapchuk is 31 entering the Olympics. She is competing in the Olympics for the third time, as she placed fourth in 2004 and third in 2008. She has continually finished second to Adams in World competition, as she took second in the latest Indoor and Outdoor Track 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 Women’s Shot Put, see below.

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

Valerie Adams (NZE) 1/2 

Nadzeya Ostapchuk (RUS) 7/4 

Lijiao Gong (CHN) 20/1 

Yevgeniya Kolodko (RUS) 20/1 

Natalya Mikhnevich (BLR) 25/1

Jillian Camarena (USA) 25/1

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