Men's 110m Hurdles Pick
Which male hurdler will take home the gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics? Here’s our pick to win the Men’s 110-meter Hurdles at Rio.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Omar McLeod is favored to win this event, as he has -175 odds. Other short odds to win are Orlando Ortega (+350) and Devon Allen (+700). The Rio Olympics take place from August 5-21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
McLeod competes for Jamaica. He comes into this race with a PR of 12.97. He took the 2016 World Indoor Championships in the 60m hurdles.
Ortega competes for Spain as a Cuban defector. He finished sixth at the 2012 Summer Olympics. His top time is 13.09.
Allen is an American that also plays college football for Oregon. He won the 2016 NCAA Championship in this event, but he qualified for the Olympics with his personal-best time of 13.03.
Allen has shown some impressive ability early in the Olympics, but he struggled in hitting some hurdles toward the end. McLeod has a little more of a seamless route throughout the race. Ortega can push for the gold, but his top time is significantly behind McLeod. Look for McLeod to handle his business tonight and win the gold.
RIO SUMMER OLYMPICS PICK: OMAR MCLEOD -175