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Can You Bet on the Track and Field at the Olympics?
With plenty of US interest in the track and field you can be patriotic while making a few bucks at the same time. The sprints usually provide the most focus for gambling with a 100m US double a strong possibility. The Jamaicans will provide stiff opposition but if Sha’Carri Richardson continues to progress as she has, and Christian Coleman stays injury-free, a US men and women double could be a wise bet.
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A forecast in the women’s 100m could also prove popular with Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Britain’s Dina Asher sure to push Richardson hard for gold.
The relays also provide rich rewards for US athletes so check out the odds on a US clean sweep in the men’s, women’s and the new mixed relay events – contact your betting provider for what odds they’re offering, and check different betting sites to see their deals for new and existing customers. Check on some legal online sportsbooks like bet365 and fanduel. Follow US Olympic news on teamusa and you can catch up with live action on the olympicchannel and on NBC.
Olympics at Tokyo 2021
The pinnacle of Olympics sport for many is track and field, events that have seen the US produce some of the greatest Olympians of all time.
The track and field dates back to the ancient Olympics and encompass running, jumping, throwing and walking – ranging from the sub-10 seconds 100m to the two-hour marathon.
The US has produced some greats of track and field with Jesse Owens a name synonymous with Olympic achievement: the man from Alabama embarrassed Hitler at the 1936 Berlin Olympics with his four-gold medal return puncturing the myth of Aryan supremacy.
The US will have high hopes of improving on their medal haul at Rio 2016 – 32 medals in total with 13 golds putting them well ahead of their nearest rivals Kenya.
Qualification for the US track and field team is seen as brutal by many – peak for one day in Olympics year and finish, usually, in the top three of each event. Qualification for 2021 is at Eugene in Oregon and injury or illness is no excuse whether you’re an Olympic champion or world record holder.
The likes of Christian Coleman and Sha’Carri Richardson in the men’s and women’s 100m, Christian Taylor in the triple jump, and DeAnna Price in the hammer will be amongst the favorites for gold providing they qualify.