- Jang Jun is heavily favored to win the men’s 58kg taekwondo event with -188 odds.
- Lee Daehoon has +188 odds to win the men’s 68k taekwondo event.
- In Kyo Don is favored to win the men’s +80kg taekwondo event with +135 odds.
TOKYO — The 2021 Summer Olympics are ready to get started and the taekwondo events provide excellent betting value to make money.
Legal sports betting sites have odds for the different men’s taekwondo events and South Korea is favored in three of the four events including the men’s 58kg, men’s 68kg, and the men’s +80kg.
While they are not favored in the 80kg event, they actually do not have any participants.
Taekwondo Men’s 58kg
Men’s 58kg Odds To Win
- Jang Jun (KOR) -188
- Vito Dell’Aquila (ITA) +700
- Armin Hadipour (IRI) +1000
- Jesus Tortosa (ESP) +1200
- Mikhail Artamonov (RUS) +1400
- Omar Salim (HUN) +1600
Jang Jun is the favorite to win Olympic Taekwondo 58kg and is currently ranked as the number one overall taekwondo athlete in the world.
He is also coming into this event with a loaded resume backing up his Olympic betting odds. In 2019, he finished the first ranked taekwondo athlete in the World Championships and second in the Grand Prix Finals. He came in first in the 2018 Asian Championships and the 2018 Grand Prix Finals as well.
With that, there should be no reason for bettors not to get in on his odds before the start of the event.
Taekwondo Men’s 68kg
Men’s 68kg Odds To Win
- Lee Daehoon (KOR) +188
- Bradly Sinden (GBR) +300
- Mirhashem Hosseini (IRI) +450
- Zhao Shuai (CHN) +450
- Huang Yu-Jen (TPE) +1400
- Ulugbek Rashitov (UZB) +1400
Lee Daehoon is another name to watch out for on the South Korean taekwondo team. He is a two-time Olympian after competing in the 2012 and 2016 games.
In those Olympic Games, he placed second and third.
Daehoon also has plenty of World Championship experience as well having rankled first in the 2011, 2013, and 2017 championships. He has also ranked first in every Grand Prix Final between 2016 and 2019.
Taekwondo Men’s +80kg
- In Kyo-Don (KOR) +135
- Vladislav Larin (RUS) +150
- Mahama Cho (GBR) +1200
- Rafael Alba (CUB) +1400
- Abdoul Razak Issoufou (NIG) +1600
- Sun Hongyi (CHN) +1600
The final event that has a South Korean taekwondo athlete listed as the favorite is the men’s +80kg. Although In Kyo Don has no previous Olympic experience, he still has an impressive background to back up his favored odds.
He ranked first in the 2018 Asian Championships and 2019 Grand Prix Final as well. He also ranked first three years in a row at the Grand Prix from 2017-2019.
In Kyo Don also has tons of awards to his name including the Best Kick of the Year Award in the 2019 World Taekwondo Gala and was also awarded the Best Athlete of the Year Award by the Daegu Sports Council.
His odds are followed close behind by Russian taekwondo athlete, Vladislav Larin, but bettors should still feel more than comfortable betting on his odds for a nice payout.
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