- Damian Warner of Canada has -180 short odds to win the Athletics Decathlon Men gold medal.
- Kevin Mayer of France has +150 odds to win the gold medal.
- Mayer won the silver medal in 2016 Rio.
TOKYO – Damian Warner of Canada is the current favorite of the Olympic Men’s Decathlon, sitting with the shortest odds to win the gold medal.
Warner won the Lima Decathlon in 20019 and the 2015 Toronto Decathlon. After winning the bronze medal in Rio 2016, Warner has gone on to win multiple Pan Am Games gold medals which is likely why he is favored for gold at the Tokyo Olympics.
Kevin Mayer of France is also seeing a lot of action at Olympic betting sites, as Mayer won the silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
Damian Warner’s Race To Lose
Athletics Decathlon Men Odds
- Damian Warner -180
- Kevin Mayer +150
- Niklas Kaul +2000
- Garrett Scantling +3300
- Pierce LePage +3300
- Ashley Moloney +4000
- Maicel Uibo +4000
- Ilya Shkurenyov +5000
- Kai Kazmirek +5000
- Lindon Victor +6600
- Steve Bastien +6600
- Thomas Van Der Plaetsen +6600
- Zach Ziemek +6600
- Karel Tilga +8000
The Decathlon events will be the 100m sprint, long jump, shot put, 400m sprint, and high jump for Day 1. Day 2 will see the 110m hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw, and 1500m sprint.
The event is graded on a point system, with athletes competing in each event and being judged by an accumulative score.
Warner is an expert in hurdles, holding Decathlon belts in both the 100m sprint and the 110m hurdles with times of 10.12 for the sprint and 13.27 for hurdles.
Warner placed first in the qualifiers, posting a score of 1407. He also scored 1197 in the men’s 100m hurdles alone.
Kevin Mayer Underdog Odds
The French athlete beat Warner in 2016 to take the silver and has a solid chance to claim the gold according to legal sportsbooks. Mayer has won a World Championship gold medal before, something Mayer has not done.
He also holds a gold medal for the World Indoor Championships, two European Indoor Championship gold medals, and holds the current World Record Decathlon.
His qualifying score was 1309, nearly 1000 points less than Warner, and saw Mayer place 6 overall. This could have just been a poor performance, however, and Mayer could redeem himself in the medal round and take the gold.
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