2012 London Olympics: Women’s 200m Preview and Betting Odds


With the women’s 100m in the 2012 Olympics now completed, it has definitely given a little insight to how the 200m could likely turn out.

Round 1 will begin on Monday August 6 with the semifinals taking place the next day.  After the field is narrowed through these two rounds, the finals will be set to take place on August 8.

Betting odds for this event will be mainly, but not limited at all, centered around participants from two countries: U.S.A. and Jamaica.  And rightfully so based on what we have seen so far.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Jamaica) took the gold medal in the 100m, Carmelita Jeter (USA) finished second and Veronica Campbell-Brown (Jamaica) finished third.  Not surprising these three will be highly favored in Bovada Sportsbook’s 2012 Olympics Women’s 200m Betting Odds.

But the fifth place finisher in the 100m, Allyson Felix (USA) gets the honors as the betting favorite with odds set at 1/2.  The 200m is an event she has fared well in but has yet to earn a gold medal despite being a previous medalist in the event.  She is coming off a personal best time in the Olympic trials so she is staged for a staggering performance.

Jeter will enter the race with odds set at 7/1 and following her as third favorite is Campbell-Brown at 13/2.  Oddsmakers don’t feel that Pryce can earn another gold but still have her highly favored with 6/1 odds.

Sanya Richards-Ross (USA) will round out the top 5 as she has her odds set at 8/1.

The women’s 200m will begin on Monday August 6.  Be sure to check out Bovada for all the available participants to wager on.


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