JustBet lists Bolt at 3/10 for men's 100m
With anticipation for the 2011 IAAF World Athletics Championships reaching fever pitch, Supreme Ventures Limited, through its sports betting brand JUSTBET, has released odds on several marquee events.
The events now available for betting through JUSTBET are men's and women's 100m, men's and women's 400m, men's 110m hurdles and women's 400m hurdles.
JUSTBET is offering wagering on which athlete will win the gold medal in each event, with betting open up until five minutes before the final of each event. The only exception will be for finals run on a Sunday, for which all bets must be placed by the previous day (Saturday).
As expected, several of Jamaica's top athletes are among the favourites to take home the gold in their respective events. Among JUSTBET's favourites in the men's 100m are, the Jamaican trio of defending World and Olympic champion, Usain Bolt, at odds of 1.30 (or 3/10); former world record holder, Asafa Powell, at odds of 3.60 (or 13/5) and Yohan Blake at odds of 12.00 (or 11/1). Trinidadian Richard Thompson is also in the mix, favoured at odds of 15.00 (or 14/1).
In the women's 100m, American Carmelita Jeter is the favourite at odds of 1.55 (or 11/20), followed by defending 200m Olympic champion, Jamaican Veronica Campbell-Brown at odds of 3.60 (or 13/5).
Next is the up-and-coming young Trinidadian Kelly-Ann Baptiste at odds of 6.00 (or 5/1), followed by defending 100m World and Olympic champion, Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, at odds of 12.00 (or 11/1).
Men's 110m hurdles
JUSTBET's favourites to win gold in the men's 110m hurdles - one of the most highly anticipated events of the championships - are Olympic champion and world record holder Dayron Robles of Cuba at odds of 1.95 (or 19/20); 2004 Olympic champion Liu Xiang of China, at odds of 3.00 (or 2/1) and American David Oliver, at odds of 4.00 (or 3/1).
In the women's 400m hurdles, Jamaican Kaliese Spencer, who has impressed on the Diamond League circuit this season, is favoured at odds of 1.35 (or 7/20), followed by American Lashinda Demus at odds of 3.50 (or 5/2) and defending World and Olympic champion, Jamaican Melaine Walker, at odds of 10.00 (or 9/1).
In the men's 400m, defending World and Olympic champion, American Lashawn Merritt, back from drug suspension, is favoured to win gold at odds of 3.60 (or 13/5), followed by young Grenadian sensation, Kirani James, at odds of 4.00 (or 3/1), and Jermaine Gonzales of Jamaica, at odds of 5.00 (or 4/1).
In the women's 400m, three-time world champion over 200m, American Allyson Felix, is favoured at odds of 3.00 (or 2/1), followed by the defending world champion, Sanya Richards, at odds of 3.60 (or 13/5), and Botswana's Amantle Montsho - another who has impressed this season - at odds of 4.50 (or 7/2).
Jamaican Shericka Williams, the World and Olympic silver medallist over the distance, is favoured at odds of 25.00 (or 24/1) to win gold.
More odds coming
The Championships begin on Saturday (Friday night local time) and end on Sunday, September 4.
Odds for additional events at the Championships will be announced in the next few days. These will include the men's and women's 200m, men's 400m hurdles, men's high jump, men's and women's long jump and men's and women's 4x100m, among others.
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