Usain Bolt favourite for 200m success
Usain Bolt is odds-on favourite to win the Olympic 200m final following his emphatic victory in the 100m on Sunday night.
The Jamaican world record holder set a new Olympic record of 9.63 seconds to claim the gold medal ahead of compatriot Yohan Blake, the man who will be his main rival in the 200m event.
Odds comparison website Oddschecker report that 25-year-old Bolt is available at a best price of 2/9 for 200m glory, with Blake offered at best odds of 4/1.
The best odds for the rest of the field begin with the 66/1 available on French sprinter Christophe Lemaitre causing a major Olympic upset.
A price of 13/5 is available on online exchange Betfair for the winner of the race to set a new world record, with 4/11 on offer for the record not to be broken.
Bookmakers Ladbrokes have reported that Bolt’s 100m win cost them over £500,000.