Tokyo Olympics: Men’s and Women’s Track And Field Odds

Written By Brett Gibbons on July 27, 2021
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Track and Field is one of the most-watched and most-diverse sports in the Olympics. Some of the iconic Olympians are Track and Field athletes. Usain Bolt and Florence Griffith-Joyner immediately come to mind. The sport is again at the forefront of Olympic coverage, which includes track and field odds at sportsbooks.

This page will act as a hub for the Track & Field odds. Check back for frequent updates as more event odds are released at DraftKings Sportsbook.

For those looking for track and field odds on the DK app under Olympics offerings, remember the official name of this sport in the Olympics is now Athletics.

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Men’s Track and Field Odds

The following odds are pulled from DraftKings Sportsbook and reflect the odds for the listed entity to win the gold medal in their event. Find the full roster for USA Track & Field here.

100m

Men's 100m -- Odds To Win Gold

Game
(Eastern Time)
(EST)
Trayvon Bromell (USA)
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+100
Ronnie Baker (USA)
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+400
Akani Simbine (RSA)
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+750
Andre De Graase (CAN)
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+900
Fred Kerley (USA)
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+1400
Zharnel Hughes (GBR)
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+2000
Marcell Jacobs (ITA)
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+2500
Yohan Blake (JAM)
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+2500
Su Bingtian (CHN)
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+3500
Chijindu Ujah
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+4000

The United States leads contenders for the 100m dash, with Trayvon Bromell and Ronnie Baker sitting atop odds tables. Russia’s Akani Simbine comes in third, followed by Canada’s Andre De Graase. Bromell is the current junior record holder and the first ever junior to break the 10-second threshold (9.97 seconds). Baker has the third-fastest time ever in the 60m sprint (6.40 seconds).

Pole Vault

Men's Pole Vault -- To Win Gold

Game
(Eastern Time)
(EST)
Armand Duplantis (SWE)
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-500
Sam Kendricks (USA)
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+1000
KC Lightfoot (USA)
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+1100
Renaud Lavillenie (FRA)
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+1400

Armand Duplantis (Sweden), the world record holder for indoor, is a runaway favorite in the men’s pole vault event. The rest of the field has longer than +2000 odds.

4x100m Relay

Team USA - To Win Gold Medal

Game
(Eastern Time)
(EST)
Yes
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-250
No
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+170

The United States is a heavy favorite to take home gold despite USATF not having captured gold in the event since 2000. The last time they medaled was the 2004 games, where they won silver. Jamaica– previously led by Usain Bolt– is the two-time-defending gold medalist in the 4x100m relay. The United States team is made up of Trayvon Bromell, Ronnie Baker, Fred Kerley, and Kenny Bednarek.

Shot Put

Game
(Eastern Time)
(EST)
Ryan Crouser (USA)
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-300
Joe Kovacs (USA)
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+500
Tomas Walsh (NZL)
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+650
Michal Haratyk (POL)
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+1000

Ryan Crouser (United States) is a heavy favorite to win gold in the men’s shot put, continuing the expected domination of the event by the USA. During the qualifiers, he set the world record for longest shot put (76′ 8.25”). Beyond these four, everyone else is at least +2000.

Discus

Game
(Eastern Time)
(EST)
Daniel Stahl (SWE)
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-200
Kristjan Ceh (SLO)
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+300
Andrius Gudzius (LTU)
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+800
Fedrick Dacres (JAM)
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+1600
Simon Pettersson (SWE)
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+1800

Daniel Ståhl (Sweden), a record-breaking discus thrower, recorded his longest throw at more than 70 meters and is the favorite for gold over the field. He’s joined in the top five on the odds board by fellow Swede Simon Pettersson.

400m Hurdles

Game
(Eastern Time)
(EST)
Karsten Warholm (NOR)
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-250
Rai Benjamin (USA)
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+200
Alison Dos Santos (BRA)
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+1200
Abderrahman Samba (QAT)
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+1400

Karsten Warholm (Norway) is the favorite to take gold in the men’s 400m hurdles. He is a two-time World Championship gold medalist (2017, 2019) and European Championship gold medalist (2018). Rai Benjamin (United States) trails Warholm and currently holds the third-fastest time for a 400m sprint in the world. The rest of the field has +2000 or greater odds to win.

Related: Men’s and Women’s Olympic Gymnastics

Women’s Track and Field Odds

Triple Jump

Game
(Eastern Time)
(EST)
Yulimar Rojas (VEN)
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-650
Shanieka Ricketts (JAM)
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+600
Liadagmis Povea (CUB)
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+1000
Caterine Ibarguen (COL)
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+1100
Keturah Orji (USA)
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+1100

Yulimar Rojas (Venezuela) is a previous silver-medalist Olympian. She is also a two-time world champion and two-time indoor world champion and considered a sizable favorite over the rest of the competitors.

400m Hurdles

Dililah Muhammad (United States) defends her world championship against Sydney McLaughlin (United States). McLaughlin is a heavy favorite for gold after becoming the only woman to finish the 400m hurdles in under 52 seconds, set during the trials. Those two, along with Netherlands’ Femke Bol, are considered the only serious contenders with everyone else at +2500 or higher.

Game
(Eastern Time)
(EST)
Sydney McLaughlin (USA)
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-330
Dililah Muhammad (USA)
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+185
Femke Bol (NED)
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+350

 

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Brett is an avid sports traveler and former Division-I football recruiter for Bowling Green and Texas State. He’s a graduate of BGSU and works as an auditor for Google content curation products. He’s also contributed to Sports Illustrated and Fansided during his young writing career.

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