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It is always astonishing to watch the fastest men on earth compete on such a grand stage such as the 2012 Olympics in London. Another event to behold will begin on August 7 as the men’s 200m is set to take place.
This event is featuring the two fastest men in the sport as Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake will represent Jamaica in what is playing out to be really just a two-person race for the gold. Both are showcasing their talents in 100m and once completed will turn their focus to the 200m.
In the Jamaican Olympic trials, it was Blake who sped past and stunned Bolt in both the 100m and 200m. Might seem like an upset being that Bolt is the world record holder in both events.
But heading into Tuesday’s 200m, Bovada Sportsbook has tagged Bolt as the betting favorite in their 2012 Olympics Men’s 200m favorites, which comes as no surprise with him being the world record holder (19.19 seconds). He has his odds set at 1/2 which will render a .50 cent payout for every $1.00 wagered should he win. Blake will enter the race with 7/4 odds giving him a $1.75 payout for that same $1.00 wager.
Wallace Spearmon Jr from the U.S. comes into the race as the third rated betting favorite. Spearmon probably has the best shot of anyone of shooting past these two for the gold. He has lined up next to Bolt before (in what was arguably his best effort against him) and finished second with a time 19.98 seconds. Spearmon goes in with 16/1 odds. Wagering on him shells out a huge payday ($16.00 for every $1.00) should he pull off the upset.
Churandy Martina (NED) and Christophe Lemaitre (FRA) round out the top 5 betting favorites with both of their odds set at 33/1.