Usain’s shock defeat comes as Bolt out of blue
Gold medal odds on the drift...
Usain Bolt's odds of winning the 100m at the London Olympics are on the drift after his shock defeat in the Jamaican trials. He remains the favourite at William Hill although his odds have drifted from 4/9 to 8/15, while his conqueror, Yohann Blake is in from 7/2 to 5/2. Asafa Powell finished close behind the leaders the two leaders and is 14/1 to win the 100m in London.
"Bolt's defeat has come as a shock, but after a poor start he was always playing catch up," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly. "There was no problem with his speed and for that reason, he remains our favourite, but it will not be as easy as it has been for him."
Olympics 100m winner: 8/15 Usain Bolt; 5/2 Yohann Blake; 10/1 Tyson Gay; 12/1 Justin Gatlin; 14/1 Asafa Powell; 50/1 Richard Thompson; 50/1 Keston Bledman; 50/1 Ryan Bailey; 50/1 Michael Rodgers; 50/1 Michael Frater; 50/1 Christophe Lemaitre; 66/1 BAR