- Tokyo 2020 will be streaming the Women’s 10m Air Rifle event and the Men’s 10m Air Pistol event live on NBC’s website Friday night.
- These two competitions will result in medals.
- Elavenil Valarivan is favored to win in the Women’s category with odds of (+500) while Jin Jong-oh is favored to win the Men’s event with odds of (+430).
TOKYO – The 2020 Olympic Games are literally starting out with a bang as the shooting events for the competition take place on day one, medaling out and everything for certain categories. The Women’s 10m Air Rifle category will see medals tonight, with the event scheduled for 9:45 p.m. EST. The Men’s 10m Air Pistol event that will result in medalists begins at 2:30 a.m. EST on Saturday.
These will not be the only shooting competitions held in Tokyo but they will be the first in the category to receive medals. Both the air rifle and air pistol events take place indoors where the shooter will aim at a target from a specific distance. Like the way things are done at a shooting range except this isn’t just for fun, both the gold, silver, and bronze medals are on the line as well as Olympic betting lines for all of the gamblers taking action on these two events.
The Odds For The Two Competitions
For the Women’s 10m Air Rifle competition, sportsbooks have their favorites listed for who will take home the gold medal, although none of the Olympians look to win by a landslide. All the odds for each of them would lend a nice payout to sports bettors. Elavenil Valarivan from India is the favorite with (+500) odds.
In 2019 and 2021 Valarivan was ranked number one in the World Cup event for the 10m Air Rifle category. In 2019 it was an individual win, while in 2021 it was a team victory, but these most recent wins lend a hand as to why sportsbooks have her listed as the favorite to take the gold. Others behind Valarivan are Lin Ying-shin (+650), Apurvi Chandela (+750), Wang Luyao (+800), Kwon Eun-ji (+850), and Mary Tucker (+1000).
The Men’s 10m Air Pistol competition has regulated sports betting operators posting Jin Jong-oh from Korea as the favorite to win the gold medal with odds of (+430). Jong-oh has won four Olympic gold medals for shooting, with his last gold for this specific category being in the London 2012 Olympic Games. In Rio 2016, he placed fifth.
Following Jong-oh are Pang Wei (+600), Saurabh Chaudhary (+650), Abhishek Verma (+650), Artem Chernousov (+700), and Javad Foroughi (+850).
Betting Lines Are Open
These medal events for the 2020 Summer Olympics begin Friday night, pouring over into early Saturday. Both favored competitors listed by sportsbooks have the best statistics to bring home the gold for their countries and anyone gambling on them will bring home the green. These events can be streamed live on the NBCOlympics.com website beginning at 9:45 p.m. EST.
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Christina has been writing for as long as she can remember and does dedicated research on the newly regulated sports betting market. She comes from a family of sports lovers that engage in friendly bets from time to time. During the winter months, you can find Christina baking cookies and beating the entire staff at Mario Kart…the N64 version of course.