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Nic Ladds 16th Jul 2012 - 13:00

British hopes for Track and Field glory boosted by weekend success

There were a number of top performances from British athletes at the London Grand Prix, most notably, Christine Ohuruogu who comfortably won the 400m, prompting William Hill to cut her from 16/1 to 7/1 to win Gold in London this summer.

Another 400m runner, this time over hurdles who also impressed was Perri Shakes-Drayton who was cut from 10/1 to 5/1 for Olympic Glory.

Mo Farah looked comfortable in the 5000m and William Hill make him 5/4 for Olympic Gold in that event and 6/4 to win the 10000m.

"GB has never been a track and field superpower but the Grand Prix at the weekend has given us a renewed hope that this year, there could be a few more medals coming out of Stratford," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.

Two slightly worrying signals came in the form of Dai Greene and Phillips Idowu. Greene finished second behind Javier Culson and Hills make him 3/1 to win Gold at the Olympics with the Puerto Rican the Even money favourite.

Phillips Idowu is continuously on the drift for gold in the triple jump as fitness rumours continue to circulate and he is 5/1 behind the weekend's winner Christian Taylor at 11/8.

Women's 400m: 8/11 Sanya Richards-Ross (USA); 4/1 Antonia Krivoshapka (RUS); 5/1 Amante Montsho (BOT); 7/1 Christine Ohuruogu (GBR); 14/1 Yuliya Gushchina (RUS); 16/1 Novlene Williams-Mills (JAM); 25/1 BAR

Men's Triple Jump: 11/8 Christian Taylor (USA); 5/1 Phillips Idowu (GBR); 5/1 William Claye (USA); 8/1 Lyukman Adams (RUS); 8/1 Osviel Hernandez (CUB); 12/1 Alexis Copello (CUB); 12/1 Fabrizio Donato (ITA); 20/1 BAR

Men's 400m hurdles: 1/1 Javier Culson (PUE); 3/1 Dai Greene (GBR); 11/2 Andre Taylor (USA); 12/1 Kerron Clement (USA); 12/1 Michael Tinsley (USA); 16/1 Felix Sanchez (DOM); 16/1 Takayuki Kishimoto (JAP); 25/1 BAR

Women's 400m hurdles: 2/1 Lashinda Demus (USA); 4/1 Natalya Antyukh (RUS); 5/1 Irina Davydova (RUS); 5/1 Perri Shakes-Drayton (GBR); 7/1 Kaliese Spencer (JAM); 7/1 Melanie Walker (JAM); 14/1 Denisa Rosolova (CZE); 16/1 Vania Stambolova (BUL); 25/1 BAR

Mo Farah 5000m gold: 5/4

Mo Farah 10000m gold: 6/4




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