See sports fans? See? If you had bet on Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce at the beginning of the championships to win the 200m, you would have got JustBet odds of $5! ($5,000 payout for a $1,000 bet) A $1,000 pre-Championship bet on the 'Pocket Rocket' to win both 100m gold (at odds of $1.70) and 200m gold (at odds of $5) on the same bet ticket would have produced a payout of $8,500! ($1,000 x 1.70 x 5).
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Three Jamaicans - Usain Bolt, Warren Weir and Nickel Ashmeade - have all booked passage to today's 200m men's final. Bolt entered the World Championships at odds of $1.03 to win gold, while Weir came in at odds of $10 and Ashmeade at odds of $20. After Bolt cruised to victories in his heat and semi-finals yesterday, his odds have dipped slightly to $1.02, while Weir, who won his heat but finished second in his semi-final, has seen his odds increase to $15. Ashmeade, who finished second in both his heat and his semi-final, has seen his odds jump to $40. By the way, Usain Bolt to run between 19.61 and 19.75 in the final at odds of $2.50 looks like a decent bet.
It was disappointment for Jamaica in the women's 4x400m relay after the Jamaica quartet finished second to a good looking Russian side in Friday's heat, but was disqualified for a lane violation. Heading into today's final, the United States are favourites at slightly adjusted odds of $1.65, up from $1.30, followed by Russia at odds of $2.05, down from $5.
In the women's 110m hurdles, American Brianna Rollins is still the betting favourite with her odds dipping from a $2.10 to $1.95 after she posted the fastest qualifying time in her heat yesterday. Defending World champion and last year's Olympic champion, Australian Sally Pearson, is next at odds of $3.10, a slight dip from her pre-championships odds of $3.75, after she also won her heat. Another American Dawn Harper, who entered the championships at odds of $2.75, finished just third in her heat and has seen her odds of winning gold bumped up to $5.50.
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