Roll On London: Team GB & NI Show There Is More To Come
Following his nail-biting victory in the 5,000m, Mo Farah is now the 5/1 third favourite to win the Sports Personality of the Year, behind Darren Clarke (Evens) and Rory McIlroy (11/4). O Farah won the gold in probably his least favoured event, the 5000m and Hills make him 2/1 to win gold in that event in London. He is the same price to win gold in the 10,000m and 6/1 to compete the double.
Phillips Idowu jumped well, but not well enough to secure gold in the triple jump and Hills make him 4/1 to claim the first prize at London 2012, although he is 7/2 to finish second, 7/2 to finish third and Even money to finish outside of the medals in what will be a very competitive field.
"The final day at the World Athletics Championships resulted in a reversal of what we actually thought was going to happen," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly. "Phillips was the favourite for gold in the triple jump, while Mo was second fav in the 5000m. Mo now heads into the Olympics with a great chance of getting at least one gold medal, while the odds are suggesting that Phillips may struggle to come back from this setback in time for next year's games"
There were a number of success stories to come out of the World Championships with just a year to go until the Olympics and Team GB & NI are the 33/1 third favourites to win the most golds at the Olympics, although it would appear that the majority of the team's medals will have to come outside of the athletics stadium. Hills are offering 7/4 that the athletics team strike gold three times with same price offered for two, while they are 10/1 to get no gold medals at all.
Steve Redgrave is currently the 4/6 favourite to light the Olympic Flame at next year's Opening Ceremony , with Kelly Homes 6/1.
Sports Personality of the Year: 1/1 Darren Clarke; 11/4 Rory McIlroy; 5/1 Mo Farah; 9/1 Andy Murray; 14/1 Dai Greene; 14/1 Mark Cavendish; 16/1 Tom Daley; 25/1 Alastair Cook; 66/1 BAR
Who will light the Olympic Flame: 4/6 Steve Redgrave; 6/1 Kelly Holmes; 10/1 Daley Thomson; 12/1 Chris Hoy; 16/1 David Beckham; 20/1 Seb Coe; 20/1 The reigning monarch of the day; 25/1 BAR
Dai Greene Olympic Specials:
To Win The 400m Hurdles Gold: 2/1
To break the 400m hurdles World Record at London 2012: 100/1
Usain Bolt Specials:
How many World Records will Usain Bolt break at London 2012: 2/5 none; 9/2 one; 7/2 two
Usain Bolt to win both the 100m and the 200m at London 2012: 4/7
Jess Ennis Finishing position at London 2012: 6/4 gold; 6/4 silver; 7/1 bronze; 5/1 no medal
Olympics Gold Medal Table: 4/7 USA; 7/5 China; 33/1 GB & NI; 33/1 Russia; 150/1 Germany; 150/1 Australia; 250/1 BAR
Team GB to get individual golds in 2012: 8/11 Ben Ainslie; 6/4 Jess Ennis; 6/4 Rebecca Adlington; 2/1 Dai Greene; 2/1 Tom Daley; 2/1 Victoria Pendleton; 5/2 Chris Hoy; 4/1 Phillips Idowu; 3/1 Bradley Wiggins; 4/1 Rebecca Romero; 6/1 Nicole Cooke; 8/1 Louis Smith; 10/1 Paula Radcliffe; 12/1 Tiffany Ofili-Porter; 14/1 Hannah England; 16/1Lisa Dobriskey; 16/1 Zara Phillips; 25/1 Christine Ohurugu; 33/1 Lawrence Okoye
Mo Farah Olympic Gold Specials:
Women's 4x100m (London 2012): 50/1 gold; 6/1 Any medal
Men's 4x100m (London 2012): 33/1 gold; 7/2 any medal
Women's 4x400m (London 2012): 25/1 gold; 2/1 any medal
Men's 4x400m (London 2012): 25/1 gold; 2/1 any medal
Men drop baton 4x100 at London 2012: 4/1
How Many Track and Field Golds will Team Gb get at London 2012: 10/1 none; 7/2 one; 7/4 two; 7/4 three; 9/2 four or more
Phillips Idowu Finishing Position (London 2012): 4/1 Gold; 7/2 Silver; 7/2 Bronze; 1/1 Fourth or lower