Betting on gymnastics
How do you do that? First of all, know the favorites. With Simone Biles expected to dominate the women’s events, you are unlikely to find much value in moneyline, or gold medal win bets on any of the disciplines. Check the odds on Biles to claim four or more golds by contacting your betting provider, and look at different betting sites in the legal US states to see if they offer gymnastics betting odds during 2021 Olympics. Check on online sportsbooks like betamerica, fox bet, fanduel, pointsbet and see if there is a bet365 NJ bonus code available.
If you want to bet against Biles in any event then pick the uneven bars; teenage gymnastics star Sunisa Lee of Minnesota may be worth a wager after her bronze at the recent world championships.
Expect the Japanese gymnasts to perform above their rankings and see what odds are being offered for place or medal bets on Japan in the team competitions. Kazuma Kaya is one of the best known of the Japan gymnasts and claimed a parallel bars bronze in the recent world championships.
Keep up to date with US Olympics news on teamusa and you can catch up with live action on the olympicchannel with NBC offering comprehensive Olympics coverage.
Gymnastics at the Olympics
Among the most watchable events at the Olympics is the gymnastics; a sport that offers a combination of power, strength and grace.
Its roots are believed to be in ancient Greece as part of a training program ahead of war, and it was developed as a sport in the late 19th century. It was part of the first modern Olympics in 1896 with a range of disciplines including the pommel horse, rings and vault for male competitors only. Women’s gymnastics arrived for the Amsterdam Olympics of 1928.
Some of the greatest Olympians of all time have made their name in gymnastics including Russia’s Olga Korbut, Nadia Comaneci of Romania and, more recently, the US star Simone Biles. Korbut won three golds at Munich 1972, Comaneci four at Montreal 1976, and Biles four at Rio 2016.
Both Korbut and Comaneci are now US citizens, Comaneci famously defecting from Romania and later marrying US gymnast great Bart Conner.
Biles, who hails from Ohio, has continued that outstanding form winning five golds at the 2019 World Championships and will go into Tokyo as the gymnast to beat. The US women’s team has high hopes of retaining the gold they won at Rio 2016 while the men’s team, led by Sam Mikulak of California, will he hoping to claim a medal.