Brazil 2016: Day 7 Tips, Fri/Sat
Day 7 Feature Previews
Men’s Fencing: Team Foil (Friday 10pm)
Italy took out the gold medal in London and are the obvious choice to defend their title in Rio with Daniele Garozzo and Andrea Cassara leading the charge. Garozzo won the gold medal in the individual foil event and will be hoping his success rubs off on his teammates.
Bet: Italy ($2.40)
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Men’s Judo 100+ kg (Friday 11pm)
Defending Olympic gold medallist and world No.1 Teddy Riner will be the man to beat again in Rio. He has dominated this division for a long time, winning eight World Championships and it will take something special from a fellow judoka to take the gold medal off his hands in Rio.
Bet: Teddy Riner ($1.45)
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Rowing: Women’s Lightweight Sculls (11.32pm)
Dutch pair Maaike Head and Olse Paulis broke the world record at the last World Cup meet and dominate the European Championships. They rowed 3 seconds faster than anyone else in the heats. They win this.
Bet: Netherlands ($1.50)
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Women’s Athletics: 10,000m (Saturday 12.10am)
This shapes up as a battle between master and apprentice when current Olympic and World 10,000m champion Tirunesh Dibaba takes on fellow Ethiopian and star on the rise Almaz Ayana. Dibaba won back-to-back Olympic gold medals at Beijing and London but The Wolf feels her best could be behind her, especially after not competing in 2015. Meanwhile, Ayana’s success has primarily come over the 5000m journey, with success in the 2015 World Champs and the Diamond League event in Rome, she won’t have a problem running out a strong 10,000m. Her victory in Rome was the second fastest time by a woman over 5000m, second only to Dibaba. The Wolf respects the achievements of Dibaba, but Rio looks the perfect setting for Ayana to take the crown off her countrywoman.
Bet: Almaz Ayana ($1.36)
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Rowing: Men’s Coxless Four (12.24am)
Defending Olympic champs Great Britain go into this deserved favourites but Australia are the bet here at $7. Australia silvered at the last two World cup meets and lost by just 0.27s in Lucerne in May. Won silver at the last World Champs and the London Olympics. Australia had the fastest semi time by 3.5 seconds. Great bet.
Bet: Australia ($6.00)
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Men’s Athletics: 20Km Walk (3.30am)
The men’s 20km walk looks fairly short on depth with some of walking’s big guns focussing on the more prestigious 50km. Spain’s Miguel Angel Lopez placed fifth in London and has won his last three individual walks including the 2015 World Champs in Beijing where he beat race favourite Zhen Wang on his home turf. At 25 he is reaching his peak.
Bet: Miguel Angel Lopez ($5.50)
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Weightlifting: Women’s 75kg (4:30am)
North Korea’s Jong Sim Rim won gold in the women’s 69kg and there is enormous pressure for the defending champ from Kim Jong-un! As evidenced when she pushed through injury at the 2015 Champs though, she’s got plenty of ticker. Will be winning.
Bet: Jong Sim Rim ($1.18)
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Archery: Men’s Individual (Sat 5:40am)
Hot favourite Woo-Jin Kim suffered a shock loss in the early rounds and it has opened the door for a long shot winner. Takaharu won Bronze at the World Championships after losing out to Kim Woo-Jin in the semi’s and has shown that he can produce high scores under pressure. With the best archer out of the draw Takaharu is over the odds at this price.
Bet: Takaharu ($34)
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Cycling: Women’s Team Sprint (Sat 7:00am)
The Chinese have dominated this event of late and were unlucky to have been relegated to 2ndin the recent World Championships dues to an illegal overtake. Interestingly, the Chinese were also relegated to Silver in London 2012. They do however hold the WR and will be very hard to beat here.
Best Bet: China $1.50
Value: Germany $10
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Weightlifting: Men’s 85kg (8am)
Iranian lifter Kianoush Rostami comes into the Games at the very peak of his powers. Back in May, Rostami broke the oldest world record in international weightlifting producing a 220kg clean and jerk in the 85kg class.
Bet: Kianoush Rostami ($1.90)
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Athletics: Women’s Shot Put (Sat 11:00am)
Kiwi Valerie Adams chases history and a third consecutive gold medal. She is a 2 time Olympic champion, 4 time world champion and 3 time Commonwealth Games champion. At one stage she managed 56 straight wins at major events. She has a career best 21.24m which is almost half a metre better than her closest competitor. Her absence from the world’s last year allowed Schwanitz to claim the title. Lijiao Gong has thrown a season best 20.43m and The Wolf rates her a better chance of challenging than Schwanitz. Best chance at odds is American Michelle Carter who came second at the world champs and has shown that she can consistently find her mark. Can’t throw as far as her rivals but rarely fouls which gives her an outside chance.
Best: Valerie Adams ($1.80)
Other: Michelle Carter ($11)
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Men’s Basketball: Australia v China (3.30am)
The Boomers have won the heart of a nation and are now second favourites to win the men’s basketball. If they play to their current form they will annihilate China and cover the line of 24.5.
Bet: Australia -24.5 ($1.90)
Women’s Lightweight (60kg) Boxing (Saturday 6.45am)
Aussie Shelley Watts takes on Italian Irma Testa in their Round of 16 bout in the lightweight division. Testa was defeated by Nepal’s Saraswati Rana in the opening round of the recent AIBA World Boxing Championships in Kazakjstan, while Watts won the gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and should be able to progress to the quarter-finals.
Bet: Shelley Watts ($1.71)
Cycling: Men’s Team Pursuit (Sat 7:00am)
This will be a duel between GB & Australia, the two best teams in the world. Australia won the recent World Championships by just over a second to GB, although GB did suffer from a poor race & Ed Clancy was carrying a back injury into the race. GB have recently broken the WR in training and the combination of their cutting edge technology and the experience of Bradley Wiggins as their leader, a man that is looking for his 8th Olympic medal. The Wolf declared GB at $1.70 prior leading into the Olympics and those that followed him will be licking their lips as they are now unbackable at $1.03. Australia are now the value at $15. They still have 3 of the 4 men who won at the World Champs!
Bet: Australia ($15)
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