You’re not going to find another women’s event with more speed than on this Friday’s finals of the 100-meter event. Here are some of the favorites, sleepers, and a long shot expected to vie foe the prestigious gold medal in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics women’s 100-meters event.
Gold Medal Betting Preview for the 2021 Summer Olympics Women’s 100-Meter Final
Where: Olympic Stadium, Japan
When: Friday, July 31, 2021 (JST)
Lines: View currently available 2021 Summer Olympics odds
TV Broadcast: NBC
FAVORITES TO WIN THE GOLD MEDAL
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (-140)
At 34 years old, Fraser-Pryce is still regarded as the favorite to win the gold medal in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The Jamaican sprinter is obviously not new to this. In fact, she’s in all of the last three Olympics. She won the gold in the 100 meters in Beijing back in 2008 and then again in 2012 in London. She likely would have taken the gold to Jamaica again in 2016, but she mustered to win just the bronze. If you think she doesn’t have it anymore, do so at your own risk. Fraser-Pryce had just set the Jamaican record back in June when she ran a 10.63.
Elaine Thompson-Herah (+200)
Fraser-Pryce’s biggest competition would be fellow Jamaican, Elaine Thompson-Herah. It was Thompson-Herah who took home the gold in the Rio games in 2016, with a time of 10.71. She has taken a step of late to Fraser-Pryce, but she’s certainly a force to be reckoned with still. Back in June during the Jamaican Championships, she finished third with a 10.84 time. Earlier this July, Thompson-Herah ran a 10.71 — her best time in four years.
SLEEPERS TO WIN THE GOLD MEDAL
Javianne Oliver (+5000)
Looking to bring glory to the US in this event will be Oliver, a 27-year-old from the University of Kentucky. Oliver finished second in the recent US Olympics Trials with a time of 10.99, behind Sha’Carri Richardson (10.86), who has been disqualified for the Olympics after testing positive for cannabis.
Murielle Ahoure (odds)
The Ivory Coast trackstar is looking to upstage the favorites in the 100-meter even for the women’s side in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. She has appeared in the last two Olympics though he has not cracked the top five in either the 2012 games in London and 2016 in Rio. She did not even make it to the finals in 2016. She finished fourth with a time of 10.98 in the World Championships the following year, though. Her personal best in the 100-meter race is 10.78 which she set in 2016 in Montverde, USA.
LONG SHOT TO WIN THE GOLD MEDAL
Tatjana Pinto (odds)
Tatjana Pinto is Germany’s bet to win the gold in the event. It will be an uphill climb for the 29-year-old, considering that her personal best in the 100-meterrace is 11.0, which she set way back in 2016.
Javianne Oliver wins gold in the women’s 100-meter race in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
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