Olympic Swimming Relay Odds


LONDON, England (TheSpread) – Americans consider themselves the top swimmers in the world and they intend on proving that in the Swimming Relays at the 2012 Olympics.

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There will be six relay events held at the London Games and the Americans are favored in four of the six and have the second shortest odds in the other two events.

For the men, the United States is favored in the 4x200 Freestyle Relay (2/7 odds) and the 4x100 Medley Relay (4/9). The Americans have 7/4 odds to win the 4x100 Freestyle Relay, which is second only to Australia (2/3). At the 2008 Olympics, the United States swept the three events led by the efforts of Michael Phelps, who competed on all three teams. He will be a big factor in this year’s relays as well along with Ryan Lochte, who is looking to have a big Olympic Games as well. At the 2011 World Championships, the Americans won the 4x200 Freestyle Relay and 4x100 Medley Relay while taking third in the 4x100 Freestyle Relay, but only lost to Australia, the winner, by 0.96 seconds.

In the women’s relay event, the United States is favored to win the 4x100 Medley Relay (1/9) and the 4x200 Freestyle Relay (5/9). In the 4x100 Freestyle Relay, the U.S. has 11/8 odds to win, which is second only to the Netherlands (4/5). The United States medaled in all three relays at the 2008 games, but didn’t claim a single gold as Australia won the two events that the U.S. is favored in this year. The U.S. was edged by Netherlands in the 4x100 Freestyle Relay at the 2011 World Championships, losing by just 0.51 seconds. The U.S. did claim victory at the same event in the other two relays, winning both by more than one whole second.

The 2012 Summer Olympics will take place from London, England from July 27 through August 12 of this summer. For the complete odds to win each swimming relay event, see below.

2012 Summer Olympics – Swimming Relay Odds

Men's 4x100 Freestyle Relay

Australia 2/3 

USA 7/4 

France 4/1 

Russia 16/1 

Italy 25/1 

South Africa 40/1 

Germany 50/1 

Brazil 80/1 

Canada 100/1 

China 100/1 

Great Britain 100/1

Men's 4x100 Medley Relay

USA 4/9 

Australia 4/1 

Japan 5/1 

Germany 6/1 

Holland 20/1 

France 33/1 

Great Britain 33/1 

Canada 40/1 

Hungary 50/1 

Russia 50/1 

China 66/1 

New Zealand 66/1

Men's 4x200 Freestyle Relay

USA 2/7 

France 3/1 

China 12/1 

Australia 16/1 

Germany 18/1 

Great Britain 28/1 

Japan 33/1 

Russia 40/1 

Italy 50/1

Women's 4x100 Freestyle Relay

Netherlands 4/5 

USA 11/8 

Australia 6/1 

Germany 10/1 

China 12/1 

Canada 33/1 

Japan 50/1 

Great Britain 66/1

Women's 4x100 Medley Relay

USA 1/9 

China 5/1 

Australia 14/1 

Russia 22/1 

Japan 25/1 

Germany 33/1 

Great Britain 33/1 

Holland 40/1 

Women's 4x200 Freestyle Relay

USA 5/9 

Australia 5/2 

China 3/1 

France 14/1 

Great Britain 40/1 

Canada 50/1 

Hungary 80/1 

Italy 100/1

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