2012 Olympics Women’s Gymnastics Individual All-Around Odds
When you think about it, it just doesn’t seem fair that an athlete can place fourth in the preliminary round of competition, and not get the chance to compete in the top-24 of the final due to a rule that stipulates only two athletes from each country can.
But that is exactly the case for the United States women’s gymnastics team, as reigning world champion Jordyn Wieber failed to qualify for the all-around finals because she finished behind two of her teammates.
The United States had three of the top-four finishers. But the rule is the rule, and as such, only Gabby Douglas and Alexandra Reisman will get the opportunity to compete for the all-around gold medal.
But neither one of the two United States gymnasts are the favorites when it comes to the all-around individual gold medal.
That title goes to Viktoria Komova of Russia.
2012 London Olympic Betting Odds available at Bet365 Sportsbook have set Komova as a 7/4 favorite to win the gold. Komova finished second behind Wieber in the 2011 World Championships by just a fraction of a point.
Douglas looks to be pegged as the best hope for the United States when looking at the odds, as she is set at 2/1 on the payout. That is well ahead of her teammate Raisman, who is going off at 11/2 on the betting line.
So by all appearances, oddsmakers at Bet365 expect either Komova or Douglas to be the gold medalist.
When it comes to the team betting odds though, the United States are the heavy favorites to capture the gold medal, going off at 4/9 on the betting line. Russia comes in at 3/1, so you can see the depth and strength of this United States team, as they are head and shoulders above the odds over any other team competing.