Can Usain Bolt make history with the “Triple triple”?
The fastest man on the planet, Usain Bolt, is attempting to make history when he competes in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay at the Rio Olympic Games 2016. He has won gold for these 3 events in both the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Olympics. If he pulls off winning gold for all three events this year he will be the greatest sprinter in athletics history.
So can he do it?
Betting fans around the world have placed their bets on Bolt to secure the “triple triple” , with the first gold secured, it should be an easy ride for him. The first step is to win the Men’s 100m sprint which he did with ease. Bolt made Olympic History on the 14th August when he won his third successive gold medal for the 100m sprint, which he did in 9.81s.
Betting odds on the 100m were as follows:
Usain Bolt with betting odds of 5/10
Justin Gatlin with betting odds of 18/10
Trayvon Bromell with betting odds of 14/1
Yohan Blake with betting odds of 14/1
Andre De Grasse with betting odds of 20/1
The results on the day were as follows:
Usain Bolt – Jamaica – 9.81s
Justin Gatlin – USA – 9.89s
Andre de Grasse – Canada – 9.91s
Yohan Blake – Jamaica – 9.93s
Akane Simbine – South Africa – 9.94s
Not only is Bolt wanting to secure the “Triple Triple” but he also wants to break the 200m 19 second mark. The current world record achieved by Bolt is 19.19, but he is wanting to break this again this year. His biggest rival in Rio for the 200m may come from USA LaShawn Merrit who clocked an impressive 19.74 this year.
Betting odds for the 200m are as follows:
Usain Bolt with betting odds of 7/20
Justin Gatlin with betting odds of 7/2
LaShawn Merritt with betting odds of 8/1
Yohan Blake with betting odds of 16/1
Andre De Grasse with betting odds of 33/1
Place your 200m sprint bets here.
The 200m sprint Round 1 takes place on Tuesday 16th August, the semi-final is on Wednesday 17th August at the Final is on Thursday 18th August.
Jamaica are the favourites to win the gold for the 100m relay followed closely by the USA.
Jamaica with betting odds of 11/20
USA with betting odds of 17/10
France with betting odds of 20/1
Great Britain with betting odds of 20/1
Canada with betting odds of 25/1
Place your 4x100m relay bets here.
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The 4x100m relay Round 1 takes place on Thursday 18th August with the final on Friday 19th August.
Keep your eyes on the Bolt that could make Olympic history.
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