2008 Beijing Olympics - Bolt To Run 100M and 200M - Favorite to Win Both Events

August 4, 2008 - Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt will enter the 100 M and 200 M track sprint events at the 2008 Summer Beijing Olympics. Bolt has been focusing on winning the 200 M event and was unsure if he was going to compete in the 100M. On May 31, 2008 Usain Bolt broke the world record in the 100M by finishing in 9.72. The opportunity to win 2 gold medals in the top 2 premier track events could be an opportunity to be missed for Bolt. Odds makers have made Bolt a favorite to win both the 100M and 200M event.

Olympics Future Odds

To Win Mens 100M
Usain Bolt (JAM) +150
Tyson Gay (USA) +155
Asafa Powell (JAM) +300
Walter Dix (USA) +1600

Odds makers have Usain Bolt as the slight favorite to win the 100M Gold medal at +150 meaning that for every $100 bet you will win $150. Tyson Gay of the USA has the second best odds at +155 followed by Jamaican Asafa Powell at +300. The top 3 sprinters are expected to put on an very exciting sprint in Beijing with sub 10 second sprints. Powell may provide the best betting value at +300 meaning he will pay out $300 for every $100 bet. Bolt will be competing in 2 events with all the qualifying rounds in the very hot and humid conditions in Beijing. Tyson Gay's has recently withdrawn from warm up competitions in Europe to nurse a hamstring injury.

To Win Mens 200M
Usain Bolt (JAM) -700
Wallace Spearmon (USA) +650
Walter Dix (USA) +650
Shawn Crawford (USA) +750
Brendan Christian (ANT) +1400

Usain Bolt of Jamaica is the overwhelming favorite of book makers to win the 200M sprint event at -700 odds meaning that you will have the risk $700 to win $100. A trio of American sprinters come up next in Wallace Spearmon +650, Walter Dix +650 and Shawn Crawford +750. Anyone of the US sprinters have great bet value as anything can happen in the Olympic pressure filled sprints. Spearmon is the defending World Championship bronze medal winner and his specialty is the 200M. For every $100 bet on Spearmon pays out $650 if he wins the Gold Medal.

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