Women's 800m Run Olympic Odds
The Women’s 800-meter Run at the 2016 Summer Olympics has a clear favorite to win gold. Here is a look at the odds for the race.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Caster Semenya is the big favorite to win, as she has -2000 odds. Other short odds to win are Francine Niyonsaba (+650) and Margaret Wambui (+700). The Rio Olympics take place from August 5-21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Semenya competes for South Africa. She finished with the silver medal at the 2012 Olympics. She has battled a lot of question marks in her career. She had to go through a gender test when competitors accused her of being a man. She is coming off a South African Championship in the 800. Her best time in the race is 1:55.33.
Niyonsaba competes for Burundi. She holds the 2016 World Indoor Championship in this event and she also was the 2012 African Champion. Her top time in this event is 1:56.59.
Wambui competes for Kenta. This is her first Olympic Games. She won the World Junior Championships in 2014 and has followed that up with a third-place finish at the World Indoor Championships this year. Her top time at that level is 2:00.44.