100 metres men World Championships in Athletics Odds
World Athletics Championship qualifies as one of the most important events of the sport year. Athletics, popularly called the Queen of sports, truly represents the progress world sport has made over the years. Records are broken, tears are dropping but the spirit of every single athletes involved lives on. The reason athletics is so popular and still very passionate, is the simplicity of the disciplines, that tend to test the human endurance and stamina to the highest levels. Basically, athletics can be called timeless, as many athletes will look and compete in the same way the next hundreds of years. The most interesting event in Athletics in the 100m run, which always gets a lot of intention from the public. The situation with the favorites is very diverse but we will point out 3-4 athletes that can make a breakthrough and compete for the medal.
For the past several seasons, from 2007 to be more particular, world athletics in 100m run is in the hands of one man, Usain Bolt. Bolt has managed to move the borders of the human endurance and speed and is the current records holder, with 9.58sec, which he ran in 2009. After many questioned his form for the Summer Olympics he bounced back and managed to win the title for being the fastest man on planet, winning both sprint events, and going 9.63sec in the 100m run. Beside all these great results, Bolt is not the defending champion for the World championship 100m race. For two early starts he was disqualified for the 2011 Championship and his fellow Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake used the opportunity to clinch the title. Bolt has started preparation for the championship in August and it seems that this will another walk in the park for the Jamaican sprinter. His skills are unmatchable by any of the sprinters and if he fails to win the race (we don’t list disqualification as reason) it would be a big surprise and a turnaround in the 100m run competition.
His friend and fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake is the second in line for the golden medal and is the title defender from the 2011 World Championships in Daegu. We already wrote about the circumstances of his win and we can clearly state that it was a lucky one. Although three years younger than Bolt, Blake is still incapable of matching Bolt standards and was second to him at the London Olympics last year. There are no indications that anything will be different this time around and all road head to another second place for Blake at the end. However, underestimating Blake’s abilities is not very smart and Bolt should not consider the race over before it starts. With good preparation Blake might confront Bolt’s running skills and give him a hard time during the initial race, but we still think that he can’t pull of the surprise.
In the reign of the Jamaicans, two American sprinters are heavily overshadowed. Tyson Gay and Justin Gatlin both have what it takes to endanger Bolt’s potential win, which was shown at the Olympics as well. 30-year old Gatlin claimed the third place, which is his first competitive medal since he returned to athletics, following his four years ban. His desire and hunger for rebuilding his career is his major strength and he might really “explode” at the upcoming championship. He started the Diamond league season with success and will enter the tournament in August in great shape. As far as Tyson Gay is concerned, he is easily considered as the greatest potential for the American athletics but injury pretty much ruined his career. The 2013 World Championship might be his last chance to shine at the world stage and is considered a contestant for the third place. First two are, in our opinion, out of reach for the American.
World Championship in athletics will take place in Moscow, from 10th to 18th of August. The preparations have begun and the Diamond league will give us a closer look to the potential favorites for separate events at the World Championship.