We’re back into the velodrome this evening and Australia have a live chance of medalling with our Men’s Team, who represent great value to do just that at odds of $2.40.
Track cycling has proven to be one of our better sports, particularly in terms of winning medals at the Games since the turn of the century, and we have sent another strong team to Tokyo.
These boys have been riding together for some time and I personally wouldn’t be surprised to see them in the Gold Medal match, but I’m going to take the safer option in betting.
Swede Armand Duplantis is about as good as you can get at Pole Vault and understandably, he has opened a $1.13 favourite for Gold in Tokyo.
While that price is too short for me, I’m eager to pump up my odds again with a Same Game Multi, and I think that it lies with world number 3 Piotr Lisek winning a medal.
Lisek’s consistency on tour this year has been the key to his world ranking heading into the Games, and he is an athlete who typically steps up in moments of high pressure.
We’re only getting a combined $2.84, but I think that it looks a terrific bet.
This market is skewed in favour of the American Athing Mu ($1.36), but I think that there is value in backing the Ethiopian Habitam Alemu to medal.
Alemu made the final of this event as a fresh-faced 19-year-old in 2016, and she has continued to improve with each season in the wake.
She finished second in the second Semi-Final and is primed for another big performance tonight.