Bolt's odds for 200m make big move after 100m gold medal
Usain Bolt proved that he remains the fastest man on the planet.
The Jamaican sprinter successfully defended his Olympic title after winning the men’s 100-meter final Sunday. Bolt ran in a blistering time of 9.63 seconds, setting a new Olympic record. He becomes the only man since Carl Lewis (1984-1988) to win back-to-back Olympic sprint golds.
The impressive performance caused Sportsbook.com to move Bolt's odds from 1-3 before the Olympics to 1-6.
Bolt begins defending his title in the 200-meter event, which he considers his best, in Tuesday’s heats. He’s also part of Jamaica’s 4x100 relay team that races Friday.
Here are the odds for the upcoming races:
Men’s 200m odds:
Usain Bolt -625
Yohan Blake +350
Wallace Spearmon +5000
Christophe Lemaitre +6000
Churandy Martina +6600
Men’s 4x100m rodds:
Trinidad and Tobago +2000
Great Britain + 2500