Reade it and weep: Shanaze poised for BMX gold
Shanaze Reade will be hoping to add to Team GB's cycling medals over the next few days as the BMX event kinks off.
The Brit representative is 5/2 favourite with William Hill for the gold medal in the BMX cycling betting. Magalie Pottier of France is 4/1 and Sarah Walker of New Zealand is 9/2 in the women's medal charge.
Maris Strombergs of Latvia is the 5/2 favourite to win gold in the men's BMX and Joris Daudet of France is 7/2.
GB's male BMX hope, Liam Phillips is a 22/1 shot for gold and not expecting to compete for medals as Reade is expected to.
"After the disappointment of Beijing, we reckon that Shanaze will bounce back in front of the home crowds with a gold," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.
Team GB also have hopes in the women's Long Jump but Shara Proctor is a 20/1 outside chance for gold but may have a chance at a podium position at 4/1. Brittney Reese is the 10/11 gold medal favourite and 1/5 for a podium position with fellow American Chelsea Hayes behind her at 6/1 for gold.
Men's BMX Cycling Gold Medal Winner: 5/2 M Strombergs (LAT), 7/2 J Daudet (FRA), 4/1 S Willoughby (AUS), 6/1 C Fields (USA), 10/1 M Willers (NZL), 12/1 T Nyhaug (CAN), 14/1 D Horman (USA), 16/1 B Kirkham (AUS), 22/1 L Phillips (GBR), 25/1 M Caillie (FRA), 40/1 N Long (USA), 50/1 K Young (AUS), 50/1 Q Caleyron (FRA)
Women's BMX Gold Medal Winner: 5/2 S Reade (GBR), 4/1 M Pottier (FRA), 9/2 S Walker (NZL), 5/1 M Pajon (COL), 7/1 C Buchannon (AUS), 8/1 A Martin (USA), 20/1 A Prost (USA), 22/1 G Diaz (ARG), 25/1 R Labunkova (CZE), 33/1 L Le Corguille (FRA), 33/1 M Valentino (FRA)
Women's Long Jump Gold Medal Winner: 10/11 B Reese (USA), 6/1 C Hayes (USA), 8/1 A Nazarova (RUS), 8/1 B Okagbare (NGR), 8/1 O Kucherenko (RUS), 8/1 V Shutkova (BLR), 10/1 E Sokolova (RUS), 10/1 N Mironchyk-Ivanova (BLR), 12/1 J Deloach (USA), 20/1 M Higa Maggi (BRA), 20/1 S Proctor (GBR), 20/1 V Sugarava (BLR), 33/1 E Lesueur (FRA)
Women's Long Jump Podium Finish: 1/5 B Reese (USA), 11/8 C Hayes (USA), 6/4 A Nazarova (RUS), 2/1 B Okagbare (NGR), 9/4 O Kucherenko (RUS), 9/4 V Shutkova (BLR), 9/4 N Mironchyk-Ivanova (BLR), 5/2 E Sokolova (RUS), 11/4 J Deloach (USA), 4/1 S Proctor (GBR), 4/1 V Sugarava (BLR), 5/1 M Higa Maggi (BRA), 7/1 E Lesueur (FRA)