Athletics: Will British and NI grab gold in Barcelona?
Great Britain and Northern Ireland athletes head to Barcelona with every chance of an impressive medal haul in the European Championships.
William Hill make the athletes Even money to win 15 or more medals 8/11 that they get less than this. In the flagship event, the men's 100 metres, Britain's Dwain Chambers is 4/5 favourite to win although he will be pushed hard by Christophe Lemaitre (15/8) who is the fastest man in Europe this year and 4/7 favourite for the 200 metres.
British sprinter Laura Turner is the 9/2 second favourite for the women's 100 metres behind 8/11 Alena Neumiarzhytskaya.
"With the London Olympics just two years away, the British athletes will be out to impress the national selectors and we could well see one of Britain's biggest medal hauls at this competitions for many years. The odds suggest that it is likely that Britain will be up near the top come of the medals table come the end of the competition," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.
William Hill European Championship Odds:
Total GB and NI Medals: 1/1 Over 14.5; 8/11 Under 14.5
Men's 100m Winner: 4/5 Dwain Chambers; 15/8 Christophe Lemaitre; 11/2 Jaysuma Ndure; 6/1 Martial Mbandjock; 16/1 Mark Lewis Francis; 25/1 James Dasaolu; 33/1 Simone Collio; 33/1 Marlon Devonish; 33/1 Tobias Unger; 40/1 Bar
Women's 100m Winner: 8/11 Alena Neurmiarzhytskaya; 9/2 Laura Turner; 9/2 Veronique Mang; 13/2 Verena Sailer; 10/1 Yulia Katsura; 10/1 Anna Gurova; 16/1 Yeoryia Kokloni; 20/1 Bar
Men's 200m Winner: 4/7 Christophe Lemaitre; 11/4 Jaysuma Ndure; 8/1 Martial Mbandjock; 9/1 Sebastien Ernst; 10/1 Paul Hession; 16/1 David Alerte; 20/1 Christian Malcom; 25/1 Jeffrey Lawal Balogun; 40/1 Bar
Women's 200m Winner: 8/13 Aleksandra Fedoriva; 3/1 Ananstasiya Kapachinskaya; 9/2 Yelizaveta Bryzhina; 9/1 Yuliya Chermoshanskaya; 20/1 Emily Freeman; 20/1 Lina Sebastien Jacques; 20/1 Denisa Roslova; 33/1 Bar
Men's 400m Winner: 2/1 Jonathan Borlee; 5/2 David Gillick; 7/2 Martin Rooney; 9/2 Leslie Djone; 8/1 Vladimir Krasnov; 10/1 Michael Bingham; 20/1 Kevin Borlee; 20/1 Conrad Williams; 50/1 Bar
Men's 800m Winner: 7/4 Yuriy Borzalovskiy; 9/4 Marcin Lewandowski; 5/1 Michael Rimmer; 15/2 Bram Som; 9/1 Luis Alberto Marco; 9/1 Kevin Lopez; 9/1 Jacob Holusa; 16/1 Bar