Hi-yo silver away! Is there any more gold for the Aussies?
It hasn’t been a gold rush as much as a silver stumble for the Australians at the London Olympic Games. We’ve not seen such an affiliation with finishing second since, well, since pretty much anytime in the past decade we’ve competed for the Bledisloe Cup.
But enough of the runners-up jokes. It’s time to get behind the green and gold. You’ve still got the chance to feel good about yourself by getting on the Aussies before the Games are over.
Anna Meares and Sally Pearson have done their part to sway medal imbalance. And there are still a few more events to consider before the Games wrap up. Don’t forget we have the No.1-ranked men’s hockey team in the world – they’ve had two draws but were ultra impressive against Pakistan in their last pool game. They’re at $1.60 to win gold.
Let’s face it, the pool was a huge let down but does the open water hold out some hope? Ironman Ky Hurst is $9 for the men’s 10km swim while compatriot Melissa Gorman is $10 in the women’s. Hurst was fifth at the world championships and this is likely to be his last crack at a Games. But will a decision to continue pursuing the ironman while training for the big swim backfire?
In another watery pursuit diver Matthew Mitcham defends his 10m platform title from Beijing. He’s certainly not out of the contest as his $9 and fourth line of betting would attest but it would take something special to make it two in a row.
If you do, however, feel a bit burnt by the underwhelming Aussies you can always put your money where your mouth is. For instance Mitcham’s event is one of a number where you can bet for or against the Australian athlete winning a medal.
Sportingbet is still offering a range of markets across most sports right through to the final day on 12 August from the men’s 200m and marathon to the soccer finals, boxing and everything in between.