No World Records For Bolt? Start to think again!
Scientists have indicated that Usain Bolt could improve on his current World Record in the 100m by 0.15 seconds at the Olympics if he could improve his start. William Hill think he will struggle however, offering 2/5 that he fails to break an individual World Record during the London Games. He is 4/1 to break either the 100m or 200m record and 7/2 to break them both.
"Bolt has been told to improve his start to improve on his own World Record, but the fact of the matter is that there is actually no need for him to do so as he is so fast," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly. "We think that he remains the man to beat."
Despite Hills thinking that he will not break any records in London, they do think he will come away with two individual gold medals, offering 8/11that he wins both events.
Bolt is 4/7 favourite to win the 100m, with Yohan Blake the 7/2 second favourite and Tyson Gay 7/1.
How many individual World Records will Usain Bolt break at London 2012:
2/5 none; 4/1 one; 7/2 two
Usain Bolt to win both the 100m and 200m: 8/11
Men's 100m winner:
4/7 Usain Bolt; 7/2 Yohan Blake; 7/1 Tyson Gay; 9/1 Asafa Powell; 25/1 Justin Gatlin; 40/1 Michael Rodgers; 50/1 Christophe Lemaitre; 50/1 Richard Thompson; 66/1 Walter Dix; 66/1 Nesta Carter; 80/1 Ngonidzashe Makusha; 100/1 BAR