The Olympic games are fast approaching, and it is going to be another stunning event to take place in 2021. Originally scheduled to take place in 2020, it had to be moved to 2021 and for a long period it had appeared like it may have to be cancelled, with big improvements not being made in the COVID pandemic. This has remained the same, but the positive news is that the games has been given the go ahead and is now starting in the coming days, with expectations building ahead of the event. Athletes have now been training for the games for years and years and so we could be ready to see some major improvements and stunning performances over the coming weeks. So, with this being the case, here we cover the most anticipated events of the Olympic games in Tokyo.
- Men’s 400m Hurdles
One of the real marquee events of the games and also one that we could see something very special taking place. This is in the Men’s 400m hurdles, which is set to be all about Karsten Warholm of Norway, who is coming off the back of finally breaking the world record. The 25 year old has done everything in the sport, from world championship title and the world record but is yet to get his hands on a gold medal, so this is going to be the main aim for Tokyo, of course. He recently broke the 29 year standing record in the event, running a time of 46.70 and anything close to this will surely result in the gold. It will now be fascinating to see the result and he goes in as the short priced 4/9 favourite, with some sites available here that are set to offer odds, with the key challenge set to come from Rai Benjamin.
World Record✅ pic.twitter.com/tzKlHA5XCz— Karsten Warholm (@kwarholm) July 2, 2021
- Women’s 200m
Another event to mention has to be the Women’s 200m title, which could result in a very fast performance, with many different athletes heading into the event with a chance. This is shown in the betting with Reyare Thomas in at 7/4 and then five further athletes at no bigger than 5/1. This includes the likes of Elaine Thompson, Dina Asher-Smith, Shericka Jackson, Shaunae Miller-Uibo and of course Shelly-Anne Fraser-Pryce. The latter will be the strong favourite for the victory in the 100m but will be looking to back up in the 200m also. It sets up for a fascinating event, but it is difficult to call the winner at this stage.