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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Track & Field Odds

Johannes Vetter is one of the favorites for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics track and field odds.

When thinking of the Summer Olympic Games, it’s hard not to think about the grassroots competitions known as track and field. These events are a true display of strength, finesse, power, speed and pushing the body to the limit. Below we have a pile of various Olympics track and field odds for the Tokyo 2020 Games.

Online sportsbook Bovada has all of the Olympics track and field odds and in one of the most popular events, the men’s 100-meter sprint, USA’s Trayvon Bromell (+110) is the betting favorite and countryman Ronnie Baker (+350) is second on the oddsboard.

With American sprinters favored in the men’s 100-meter competition, that goes well with the U.S. being favored in the most gold medal odds. If you are looking to bet on the Olympics, check out our How to Bet Olympics guide to get you started.

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Olympics Athletics Odds: Field Events

There are eight competitions on both the women’s and men’s side for field events and they are: discus, pole vault, high jump, long jump, hammer throw, shot put, triple jump and javelin. On the men’s side, the biggest favorite in any discipline is Germany’s Johannes Vetter in the javelin competition at -700.

If Vetter secures gold, it would mark back-to-back first places for the Germans in the men’s javelin throw after Thomas Rohler topped the podium in the 2016 Rio Games. Vetter won the world championship in 2017 and placed third in 2019.

While Vetter is the largest favorite in Olympics track and field odds for the men’s field events, the tightest betting line comes in the long jump competition. Currently, JuVaughn Harrison (USA) and Miltiadis Tentoglou (GRE) share the shortest long jump odds at +350.

The Americans struck gold at the Rio Games in the long jump with Jeff Henderson leaping 8.38 meters to sneak past Luvo Manyonga of South Africa. While Harrison and Tentoglou hold the shortest odds, there is great value on Jamaica’s Tajay Gayle (+500), who won the 2019 world championship, and he’s my best bet.

Here’s a look at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics men’s field odds:

Odds to Win Olympics Men’s Discus
AthleteOdds
Daniel Stahl (SWE)-3300
Kristjan Ceh (SLO)+900
Andrius Gudzius (LTU)+2000
Lukas Weisshaidinger (AUT)+2800
Matthew Denny (AUS)+10000
Simon Pettersson (SWE)+10000

Odds as of July 31 at Bovada

Odds to Win Olympics Men’s Pole Vault
AthleteOdds
Armand Duplantis (SWE)-500
Sam Kendricks (USA)+450
Renaud Lavillenie (FRA)+1200
Piotr Lisek (POL)+2500
Christopher Nilsen (USA)+5000
Ernest Obiena (PHI)+5000
KC Lightfoot (USA)+5000
Harry Coppell (GBR)+8000
Oleg Zernikel (GER)+8000

Odds as of July 27 at Bovada

Odds to Win Olympics Men’s High Jump
AthleteOdds
Mutaz Essa Barshim (QAT)+350
Ilya Ivanyuk (RUS)+400
Maksim Nedasekau (BLR)+400
JuVaughn Harrison (USA)+500
Mikhail Akimenko (RUS)+500
Donald Thomas (BAH)+1400
Gianmarco Tamberi (ITA)+1400
Brandon Starc (AUS)+2000
Django Lovett (CAN)+2200

Odds as of July 27 at Bovada

Odds to Win Olympics Men’s Long Jump
AthleteOdds
JuVaughn Harrison (USA)+350
Miltiadis Tentoglou (GRE)+350
Juan Miguel Echevarria (CUB)+450
Tejay Gayle (JAM)+500
Maykel Masso (CUB)+750
Marquis Dendy (USA)+1200
Yuki Hashioka (JPN)+1400
Carey McLeod (JAM)+1600
Steffin McCarter (USA)+2000

Odds as of July 27 at Bovada

Odds to Win Olympics Men’s Hammer Throw
AthleteOdds
Pawel Fajdek (POL)+110
Rudy Winkler (USA)+275
Mykhaylo Kokhan (UKR)+600
Wojciech Nowicki (POL)+600
Daniel Haugh (USA)+2000
Bence Halasz (HUN)+2500
Quentin Bigot (FRA)+2500
Marcel Lomnicky (SVK)+4000
Valeriy Pronkin (ROC)+4000

Odds as of July 31 at Bovada

Odds to Win Olympics Men’s Shot Put
AthleteOdds
Ryan Crouser (USA)-300
Joe Kovacs (USA)+400
Tom Walsh (NZL)+650
Peyton Otterdahl (USA)+1400
Darlan Romani (BRA)+2500
Michal Haratyk (POL)+2500
Armin Sinancevic (SRB)+5000
Bob Bertemes (LUX)+8000
Filip Mihaljevic (CRO)+8000

Odds as of July 31 at Bovada

Odds to Win Olympics Men’s Triple Jump
AthleteOdds
Pedro Pablo Pichardo (POR)+150
Hugues Fabrica Zango (BUR)+180
Will Claye (USA)+325
Andy Diaz (CUB)+625
Andrea Dallavalle (ITA)+2800
Yasser Mohamed Triki (ALG)+4000
Chris Benard (USA)+5000
Donald Scott (USA)+5000
Zhu Yaming (CHN)+5000

Odds as of July 31 at Bovada

Odds to Win Olympics Men’s Javelin
AthleteOdds
Johannes Vetter (GER)-700
Marcin Krukowski (POL)+900
Keshorn Walcott (TTO)+1000
Neeraj Chopra (IND)+2500
Gatis Cakss (LAT)+3300
Anderson Peters (GRE)+4000
Andrian Mardare (MDA)+5000
Arshad Nadeem (PAK)+5000
Cheng Chao-tsun (TPE)+5000

Odds as of July 31 at Bovada

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More Value in the Women’s Field Events

As is the case with men’s field events, there are eight disciplines that the women take part in as well. Looking at the Olympics track and field odds on the women’s side, the biggest favorite is Venezuela’s Yulimar Rojas, who is -600 to win the triple jump.

Rojas won a silver medal in the 2016 Games, jumping 0.19 meters shorter than gold medalist Caterine Ibarguen of Colombia. Ibarguen is returning to defend her medal and is offering odds of +2800, which is intriguing, but at the age of 37 her distances have been slipping. Rojas has won the two world championships since the Rio Games and had a jump of 15.37 meters in 2019, which was 0.2 meters further than Ibarguen’s mark in 2016.

There are plenty of field events providing similar tight betting options but the closest is in the javelin throw where Christin Hussong (GER) and Lu Huihui (CHN) are co-favorites at +275. In 2016, Hussong finished last (12th) while Huihui had a seventh-place finish and Croatia’s Sara Kolak (+2800) picked up gold.

In the two world championships between Games, Huihui has had back-to-back third-place finishes while Hussong participated in one event, finishing fourth. I’m going a little further down the oddsboard for my pick to win gold in the women’s javelin. For my track and field prediction, I’m looking at China’s Lui Shiying (+700), who captured silver in the last world championship.

Here’s a look at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics women’s field odds:

Odds to Win Olympics Women’s Discus
AthleteOdds
Yaime Perez (CUB)+250
Sandra Perkovic (CRO)+275
Jorinde Van Klinken (NED)+350
Valarie Allman (USA)+350
Denia Caballero (CUB)+1400
Kamalpreet Kaur (IND)+2200
Shadae Lawrence (JAM)+2200
Dani Stevens (AUS)+2800
Chen Yang (CHN)+4000

Odds as of July 27 at Bovada

Odds to Win Olympics Women’s Pole Vault
AthleteOdds
Katie Nageotte (USA)+175
Anzhelika Sidorova (ANA)+275
Katerina Stefanidi (GRE)+500
Sandi Morris (USA)+550
Holly Bradshaw (GBR)+600
Nina Kennedy (AUS)+1000
Yarislav Silva (CUB)+3300
Angelica Bengtsson (SWE)+6600
Iryna Zhuk (BLR)+6600

Odds as of July 31 at Bovada

Odds to Win Olympics Women’s High Jump
AthleteOdds
Yaroslava Mahuchikh (UKR)+100
Vashti Cunningham (USA)+400
Mariya Lasitskene (ANA)+450
Nicole McDermott (AUS)+750
Nadezhda Dubovitskaya (KAZ)+1000
Yuliya Levchenko (UKR)+1600
Kamila Licwinko (POL)+2800
Eleanor Patterson (AUS)+4000
Salome Lang (SUI)+4000

Odds as of July 31 at Bovada

Odds to Win Olympics Women’s Long Jump
AthleteOdds
Britney Reese (USA)+275
Malaika Mihambo (GER)+350
Tara Davis (USA)+400
Ese Brume (NGA) +600
Chantel Malone (IVB)+900
Darya Klishina (RUS)+900
Ivana Spanovic (SRB)+1200
Quanesha Burks (USA)+1600
Lorraine Ugen (GBR)+2000

Odds as of July 27 at Bovada

Odds to Win Olympics Women’s Hammer Throw
AthleteOdds
DeAnna Price (USA)-210
Anita Wlodarczyk (POL)+400
Brooke Anderson (USA)+450
Gwen Berry (USA)+1600
Malwina Kopron (POL)+2000
Wang Zheng (CHN)+2500
Annette Echikunwoke (NGR)+3300
Alexandra Tavernier (FRA)+4000
Camryn Rogers (CAN)+6600

Odds as of July 31 at Bovada

Odds to Win Olympics Women’s Shot Put
AthleteOdds
Gong Lijiao (CHN)-225
Jessica Ramsey (USA)+600
Valerie Adams (NZL)+700
Raven Saunders (USA)+800
Auriol Dongmo Mekemnang (POR)+1200
Aliona Dubitskaya (BLR)+2000
Song Jiayuan (CHN)+3300
Adelaide Aquilla (USA)+4000
Christina Schwanitz (GER)+4000

Odds as of July 27 at Bovada

Odds to Win Olympics Women’s Triple Jump
AthleteOdds
Yulimar Rojas (VEN)-600
Shanieka Ricketts (JAM)+900
Liadagmis Povea (CUB)+1100
Keturah Orji (USA)+1600
Kimberly Williams (JAM)+2500
Caterine Obarguen (COL)+2800
Nubia Soares (BRA)+4000
Ana Peleteiro (ESP)+5000
Leyanis Perez (CUB)+5000

Odds as of July 27 at Bovada

Odds to Win Olympics Women’s Javelin
AthleteOdds
Christin Hussong (GER)+275
Lu Huihui (CHN)+275
Maria Andrejzcyk (POL)+300
Liu Shiying (CHN)+700
Maggie Malone (USA)+700
Kathryn Mitchell (AUS)+1600
Nikola Ogrodnikova (CZE)+1600
Tatsiana Khaladovich (BLR)+2000
Sara Kolak (CRO)+2500

Odds as of July 31 at Bovada

Olympics Track and Field Odds: Track Events

Don’t blink, especially if it takes you around 10 seconds to close your eyelids and open them up again. These athletes are extremely fast and before you know it the event has begun and ended.

The USA, which is the favorite in the most medals odds, is favored in both men’s events with Trayvon Bromell (+110) the chalk in the 100 meters and Noah Lyles (-165) topping the board for the 200 meters. Of course, Jamaica’s Usain Bolt dominated both of these events in recent years, winning gold in each of the last three Olympics.

It may seem a little risky to back Bromell at +110 with him not having competed in an international event since the Rio Games in which he finished eighth. But in the Olympic trials he ran a 9.80 that would have won gold in Rio and he’s ranked the No. 1 sprinter in the world. Additionally, he ran a 9.77 earlier this year, so while I have some reservations about him not competing internationally, he appears to be the cream of the crop.

As for the 200 meters, how can you not back Canada’s Andre De Grasse (+450), who was the runner-up behind Bolt in 2016 and was second in the 2019 world championships? He’s consistently getting podium finishes at international competitions and I like the value for him finally breaking through.

Here are the Olympics men’s track odds:

Odds to Win Olympics Men’s 100 Meters
AthleteOdds
Trayvon Bromwell (USA)+110
Ronnie Baker (USA)+350
Akani Simbine (RSA)+700
Fred Kerley (USA)+900
Andre De Grasse (CAN)+1000
Zharnel Hughes (GBR)+1600
Marcell Jacobs (ITA)+2000
Chijindu Ujah (GBR)+3300
Su Bingtian (CHN)+4000

Odds as of July 27 at Bovada

Odds to Win Olympics Men’s 200 Meters
AthleteOdds
Noah Lyles (USA)-165
Andre De Grasse (CAN)+450
Kenneth Bednarek (USA)+500
Erriyon Knighton (USA)+700
Divine Oduduru (NGR)+4000
Jareem Richards (TTO)+5000
Zharnel Hughes (GBR)+5000
Isaac Makwala (BOT)+6600
Ramil Guliyev (TUR)+6600

Odds as of July 27 at Bovada

Odds to Win Olympics Men’s 400 Meters
AthleteOdds
Michael Norman (USA)-175
Steven Gardiner (BAH)+350
Wayde Van Niekerk (RSA)+750
Kirani James (GRN)+1100
Randolph Ross (USA)+1200
Anthony Zambrano (COL)+1600
Michael Cherry (USA)+2200
Emmanuel Korir (KEN)+4000
Isaac Makwala (BOT)+4000

Odds as of July 31 at Bovada

Odds to Win Olympics Men’s 400 Meter Hurdles
AthleteOdds
Karsten Warholm (NOR)-200
Rai Benjamin (USA)+225
Alison Dos Santos (BRA)+900
Abderrahman Samba (QAT)+1200
Kyron McMaster (IVB)+2000
Jaheel Hyde (JAM)+5000
Kenny Selmon (USA)+5000
Yasmani Copello (TUR)+6600
David Kendziera (USA)+12500

Odds as of July 31 at Bovada

Odds to Win Olympics Men’s 3000M Steeplechase
AthleteOdds
Soufiane El Bakkali (MAR)+185
Lamecha Girma (ETH)+225
Getnet Wale (ETH)+450
Abraham Kibiwot (KEN)+600
Benjamin Kigen (KEN)+800
Ryuji Miura (JPN)+850
Ahmed Abdelwahed (ITA)+4000
Topi Raitanen (FIN)+4000
Bernard Keter (USA)+6600

Odds as of July 31 at Bovada

Odds to Win Olympics Men’s 1500 Meter
AthleteOdds
Timothy Cheruiyot (KEN)-130
Jokob Ingrebrigtsen (NOR)+210
Charles Cheboi Simotwo (KEN)+1600
Josh Kerr (GBR)+1800
Cole Hocker (USA)+2000
Matthew Centrowitz (USA)+2200
Stewart McSweyn (AUS)+2200
Taoufik Makhloufi (ALG)+2500
Ayanleg Souleiman (DJI)+3300

Odds as of July 31 at Bovada

Odds to Win Olympics Men’s Decathlon
AthleteOdds
Damian Warner (CAN)-162
Kevin Mayer (FRA)+150
Niklas Kaul (GER)+2500
Pierce Lepage (CAN)+2500
Garrett Scantling (USA)+3300
Thomas Van Der Plaetsen (BEL)+3300
Maicel Uibo (EST)+4000
Steven Bastien (USA)+5000
Zachery Ziemek (USA)+5000

Odds as of July 31 at Bovada

Odds to Win Olympics Men’s 110 Meter Hurdles
AthleteOdds
Grant Holloway (USA)-225
Sergey Shubenkov (RUS)+700
Orlando Ortega (ESP)+800
Ronald Levy (JAM)+900
Shunsuke Izumiya (JPN)+1600
Devon Allen (USA)+2000
Wilhem Belocian (FRA)+2500
Daniel Roberts (USA)+2800
Damian Thomas (JAM)+3300

Odds as of July 31 at Bovada

Odds to Win Olympics Men’s 4x100M relay
CountryOdds
USA-162
Great Britain+400
Jamaica+800
Japan+1400
South Africa+1600
China +2000
Brazil+2500
Canada+2500
France+5000

Odds as of July 27 at Bovada

Odds to Win Olympics Men’s 4x400m Relay
CountryOdds
USA-800
Jamaica+800
Trinadad & Tobago+1200
Belgium+2500
Colombia+3300
South Africa+4000
Botswana+5000
Great Britain+5000
Netherlands+8000

Odds as of July 31 at Bovada

Jamaica Poised to Strike Gold For The Women?

Like in the men’s 100 meters, the favorite to win the women’s 200-meter event is Gabby Thomas (+150), who has just two international meets under her belt, though she won both of them. Additionally, in the Olympic trials, she ran a 21.61 that is the third-fastest time ever so it seems she has what it takes, though her inexperience worries me.

For those reasons, in that event, I’m taking reigning gold medalist Elaine Thompson-Herah (+650). Although she had a poor performance in the 2019 world championship (finishing seventh), I think she can turn back the clock for one more run.

As for the 100 meters, Jamaican runners Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (-120) and Thompson-Herah (+200) are the two top options on the oddsboard. It’s hard to fade Fraser-Pryce, who ran a 10.71 in 2019, 0.12 seconds faster than second place, and is a three-time Olympic medalist with two golds. Earlier this year, she ran a 10.63, the second-fastest time ever.

Here are the Olympics women’s track odds:

Odds to Win Olympics Women’s 100 Meters
AthleteOdds
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM)-120
Elaine Thompson-Herah (JAM)+125
Shericka Jackson (JAM)+1200
Marie-Josee Ta Lou (CIV)+2800
Ajla Del Ponte (SUI)+4000
Teahna Daniels (USA)+6600
Daryll Neita (GBR)+10000
Mujinga Kambundji (SUI)+10000

Odds as of July 31 at Bovada

Odds to Win Olympics Women’s 200 Meters
AthleteOdds
Gabby Thomas (USA)+150
Dina Asher-Smith (GBR)+450
Shaunae Miller-Uibo (BAH)+500
Shericka Jackson (JAM)+500
Elaine Thompson-Herah (JAM)+650
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM)+700
Jenna Prandini (USA)+2200
Anavia Battle (USA)+3300
Blessing Okagbare (NGR)+5000

Odds as of July 27 at Bovada

Odds to Win Olympics Women’s 100 Meter Hurdles
AthleteOdds
Jasemine Camacho-Quinn (PUR)-175
Kendra Harrison (USA)+250
Britany Anderson (JAM)+1200
Tobi Amunsan (NGR)+1200
Mefan Tapper (JAM)+1600
Christina Clemons (USA)+2000
Yanique Thompson (JAM)+2800
Cindy Sember (GBR)+3300
Gabbi Cunningham (USA)+4000

Odds as of July 31 at Bovada

Odds to Win Olympics Women’s 4x100m Relay
CountryOdds
Jamaica -350
Great Britain+500
USA+500
Nigeria+3300
Trinadad & Tobago+4000
China+5000
Switzerland+6600
Germany+8000
Brazil+10000

Odds as of July 27 at Bovada

Odds to Win Olympics Women’s 3000M Steeplechase
AthleteOdds
Beatrice Chepkoech (KEN)+150
Hyvin Kiyeng (KEN)+225
Emma Coburn (USA)+450
Winfred Mutile Yavi (BRN)+700
Mekides Abebe (ETH)+900
Courtney Frerichs (USA)+1600
Gesa Felicitas Krause (GER)+1600
Lomi Muleta (ETH)+2000
Zerfe Wondemagegn (ETH)+3300

Odds as of July 31 at Bovada

Odds to Win Olympics Women’s 1500 Meter 
AthleteOdds
Faith Kipyegon (KEN)-300
Sifan Hassan (NED)+333
Laura Muir (GBR)+600
Freweyni Gebreezibeher (ETH)+2500
Diribe Welteji (ETH)+6600
Elle Purrier St. Pierre (USA)+6600
Cory McGee (USA)+10000
Gabriela Debues-Stafford (CAN)+10000
Lemlem Hailu (ETH)+10000

Odds as of July 31 at Bovada

Odds to Win Olympics Women’s 400 Meter Hurdles
AthleteOdds
Sydney McLaughlin (USA)-275
Dililah Muhammad (USA)+240 
Femke Bol (NED)+400
Anna Ryzhykova (UKR)+3300
Janieve Russell (JAM)+10000
Anna Cockrell (USA)+15000
Lea Sprunger (SUI)+20000
Sara Slott Petersen (DEN)+20000
Jessica Turner (GBR)+25000

Odds as of July 31 at Bovada

Odds to Win Olympics Women’s 5000M
AthleteOdds
Sifan Hassan (NED)-125
Guduf Tsegay (ETH)+200
Hellen Obiri (KEN)+550
Agnes Jebet Tirop (KEN)+1400
Senbere Teferi (ETH)+1400
Ejgayehu Taye (ETH)+2000
Lilian Kasait Rengeruk (KEN)+3300
Karissa Schweizer (USA)+10000
Yasemin Can (TUR)+12500

Odds as of July 31 at Bovada

Odds to Win Olympics Women’s Heptathlon
AthleteOdds
Nafissatou Thiam (BEL)-175
Katarina Johnson-Thompson (GBR)+250
Carolin Schafer (GER)+900
Annie Kunz (USA)+2200
Erica Bougard (USA)+2500
Kendell Williams (USA)+2500
Anouk Vetter (NED)+5000
Ivona Dadic (AUT)+5000
Xenia Krizsan (HUN)+5000

Odds as of July 31 at Bovada