Olympic Sailing Odds


LONDON, England (TheSpread) – Sailing at the 2012 Olympics will be a test of knowledge and strategy. Here is a look at the odds to win each of the sailing events.

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There are a total of 10 sailing events at the 2012 Olympics, but just 8 events currently have odds listed. Of the eight events, both Great Britain and Australia are favored to win three of the events. Great Britain is historically strong in sailing, having won the most gold medals (24) in Olympic history. Also, they will have the most familiarity with the waters, as they are hosting the games. Australia has won a total of 7 gold medals in sailing. The United States actually has won the most overall medals (59) in sailing, which includes 19 gold medals.

At the 2008 Games, Great Britain won four gold medals and six total medals while Australia pulled in two gold medals and three total medals. At the 2011 World Championships, Australia won three of the 10 events while Great Britain claimed victory in one race.

The one American individual with the best odds to win gold is Zach Railey in the Men’s Finn, as he has 10/1 odds to prevail. Railey won the silver medal at the 2008 Olympics for Finn but placed ninth at the 2011 World Championships.

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 gold in each Sailing event, see below.

2012 Summer Olympics – Sailing – Odds To Win Gold

Men's Finn

Ben Ainslie (GBR) 1/2 

Jonas Hoegh Christensen (DEN) 8/1 

Zach Railey (USA) 10/1 

Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO) 10/1 

Pieter Jan Postma (NED) 14/1 

Deniss Karpak (EST) 14/1 

Rafa Trujillo Villar (ESP) 20/1 

Daniel Birgmark (SWE) 25/1 

Dan Slater (NZL) 50/1 

Men's Star

Brazil 15/8 

Great Britain 7/2 

Germany 9/2 

Sweden 8/1 

France 12/1 

Norway 14/1 

Ireland 16/1 

Poland 16/1  

Canada 20/1 

USA 33/1 

Men's 49er 

Australia 5/4 

Denmark 3/1 

New Zealand 6/1 

Great Britain 8/1 

France 12/1 

Spain 16/1 

Italy 20/1 

Germany 25/1 

Finland 50/1 

Men's Laser

Tom Slingsby (AUS) 4/5 

Paul Goodison (GBR) 4/1 

Tonci Stipanovic (CRO) 12/1 

Andrew Murdoch (NZL) 12/1 

Bruno Fontes (BRA) 12/1 

Julio Alsogaray (ARG) 14/1 

Simon Groteluschen (GER) 16/1 

Men's 470

Australia 4/7 

Great Britain 5/2 

Croatia 14/1 

Israel 14/1 

Netherlands 25/1 

France 25/1 

Greece 28/1 

USA 28/1 

Finland 33/1 

Women's 470

Great Britain Women 11/4 

Spain Women 7/2 

Netherlands Women 9/2 

New Zealand Women 6/1 

Italy Women 8/1 

USA Women 14/1 

Japan Women 16/1 

Israel Women 16/1 

France Women 33/1 

Women's Laser Radial

Marit Bouwmeester (BEL) 9/4 

Evi Van Acker (BEL) 4/1 

Paige Railey (USA) 6/1 

Alison Young (GBR) 7/1 

Gintare Scheidt (LTU) 7/1 

Veronika Fenclova (CZE) 16/1 

Sarah Steyaert (FRA) 16/1 

Tina Mihelic (CRO) 20/1 

Tatiana Drozdovskaya (BLR) 20/1 

Annalise Murphy (IRE) 50/1

Women's Elliot

Great Britain Women 2/1 

USA Women 7/4 

France Women 9/2 

Australia Women 11/21 

Russia Women 10/1 

Finland Women 12/1 

Netherlands Women 22/1 

Spain Women 25/1 

New Zealand Women 33/1

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