- Nyjah Huston is the betting favorite to win the first-ever men’s street skateboarding Gold Medal.
- Hannah Roberts has -225 odds to win the Women’s Freestyle BMX Gold Medal at just 19-years-old.
- Carissa Moore is the +275 favorite to take home the gold in women’s surfing.
TOKYO – The 2021 Olympic Games gearing up to start at the end of the month, the United States is projected to dominate the overall medal count.
The following are some of the athletes who are in line to help make it happen.
Nyjah Huston: Men’s Street Skateboarding
Nyjah Huston may not be a household name, but he will be the most followed athlete in the Olympics with his astounding 4.6 million followers on Instagram. Additionally, legal betting sites list him as the favorite to win the Men’s Street Skateboarding event in its first appearance at the Olympics.
Tokyo 2021 – Mens Street Odds
- Nyjah Huston (USA) +125
- Yuto Horigome (JPN) +200
- Sora Shirai (JPN) +900
- Jagger Eaton (USA) +1600
- Kelvin Hoefler (BRA) +1600
- Gustavo Ribeiro (POR) +2200
- Aurelien Giraud (FRA) +2500
Huston has been considered a prodigy for quite some time and now, with the Olympics less than a month away, could become the first skateboarder to win a Gold Medal.
Hannah Roberts – Women’s Freestyle BMX
Hannah Roberts is an overwhelming favorite to win the Women’s Freestyle BMX event and for good reason. She has won the world championships in 2017, 2019 and 2021 and at 19-years-old has shown no signs of slowing down any time soon.
Tokyo 2021 – Womens BMX Freestyle Odds
- Hannah Roberts (USA) -225
- Perris Benegas (USA) +900
- Charlotte Worthington (GBR) +1000
- Nikita Ducarroz (SUI) +1100
- Macarena Valentina Perez Grasset (CHI) +1600
- Lara Marie Lessmann (GER) +1800
Those interested in betting on the Olympics may not find a bigger favorite in their respective event potentially with the exception of Simone Biles.
Carissa Moore – Women’s Surfing
Surfing is another new event to the Olympics that will be making its debut in Tokyo and Carissa Moore is the betting favorite to bring home the inaugural Gold Medal back to the United States.
For those who follow professional surfing, this may be expected.
Tokyo 2021 – Women’s Surfing Odds
- Carissa Moore (USA) +275
- Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) +450
- Caroline Marks (USA) +500
- Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA) +600
- Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) +650
- Johanne Defay (FRA) +700
She is the No. 1 ranked women’s surfer in the world and has won four WSL world titles. She became the youngest person, regardless of gender, to win a world title in surfing and has competed amongst the men in some of the most prestigious events the sport has to offer.
Sports betting sites may not have her as big of a favorite as expected, but that just gives the bettor more reason to bet on her.
Simone Biles – Women’s Gymnastics
Last, but certainly not least, is Simone Biles.
Biles is likely to be the star of the event if she can repeat her success from the 2016 Olympics. She won four gold medals and added a bronze to her collection as well. She is already considered the greatest of all time and is likely to build the gap between the field as she competes in the 2021 Olympics.
Betting odds are unavailable at the moment for all of the gymnastics events, but when they do surface it’s a safe assumption to see Biles as the favorites in almost every event she competes in.
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Nick is a sports writer and die-hard sports fan. He graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Broadcast/Journalism. In his free time, he enjoys kicking back and relaxing with a good video game.