Brazil 2016: Day 13 Tips, Thur/Fri
Day 13 Feature Previews
Taekwondo: Women’s 57kg Gold Medal Winner (Thur 10:00pm)
Brit Jade Jones is the current Olympic & European champion, but appears too short $2.30. She was knocked out of the 2015 World Championships at the quarter-final stage by Kimia Alizadeh, while Japan’s Mayu Hamada took out the gold medal defeating Alizadeh along the way in the semi-final. $7 appears overs for the current world champion.
Bet: Mayu Hamada ($7.00)
Athletics: Men’s 400m Hurdles (Fri 1:00am)
Kerron Clement is a deserved favourite and short odds having run the second fastest time of the year in the semis. Thomas Barr of Ireland though is the value at $26. He was just 0.13s off Clement and can feature.
Bet: Thomas Barr ($26.00)
Synchronized Swimming: Women’s Team (Fri 2:00am)
As expected, Russian stars Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina took home gold in the duet, keeping alive the country’s remarkable 26-year streak in the event. Ishchenko and Romashina now join the rest of the Russian troupe to compete in the team event. They are $1.10 favourites to take it out but given their dominance, The Wolf has them marked even shorter. Will be winning.
Bet: Russia ($1.10)
Boxing: Men’s Light Heavyweight Final (Fri 4.30am)
Cuban Julio Cesar La Cruz has a chip on his shoulders after the disappointment of a quarter-final exit at the London Olympics. The road to redemption is on the cards for the three-time World Champion, with his win at the 2015 World Champs over European Champion Joe Ward the catalyst for his success in Rio so far. Kazakhstan’s Adibek Niyazymbetov is a perennial bridesmaid with silver medals at London 2012 and in the 2011 and 2013 World Championships and will be leaving Rio with yet another silver to the growing tally.
Bet: Julio Cesar La Cruz ($1.20)
Athletics: Men’s Shot Put – (Fri 09:30am)
This shapes as an epic shootout between the two Americans in Kovacs and Crouser but The Wolf says we could see a surprise with several men capable of clearing the 20m mark. Kovacs has a career best mark of 22.56 which is well beyond the next best at 22.20. That being said Crouser posted a career best of 22.11 last month which puts him right in the mix – just 2cm behind Kovacs best throw of the year. Also keep an eye out for Konrad Bukowiecki. The 19 year old posted a PB of 21.14 and will continue to set personal best marks. We can get Kovacs beat by Crouser or the teenager.
Best: Crouser WIN ($3.75)
Value: Bukowiecki ($26)
Athletics: Women’s Javelin (Fri 10:10am)
Spotakova may be the two time Olympic champion but her reign will come to an end. Maria Andrejczyk more made a huge statement in the qualifying rounds with a career best 67.11 – a thrown that was close to 3m better than the rest of the field. It is also close to half a metre further that Spotakova has thrown this season. At just 20 years ol Andrejczyk has a huge future ahead of her it will all begin with gold in Rio.
Bet: Maria Andrejczyk ($4.00)
Athletics: Men’s 200m (Fri 11.30am)
Usain Bolt just wins this and races into immortality with his third straight 100-200m double. At $1.07 though he has been well and truly found. LeShawn Merritt is $2.60 to medal and after a strong 400m can find himself on the podium.
Bet: LeShawn Merritt to Medal ($2.60)
Women’s Athletics: 400m Hurdles Final (Fri 11.15am)
Dalilah Muhammad is clearly the woman to beat in the final after dominating the semi-finals in a time 53.89. Her nearest rival Zuzana Hejnova is a two-time world champion, but Muhammad’s time of 52.88 at the US trials blows Hejnova’s 2015 World Championship winning time of 53.50 out of the water. She’s simply too good!
Bet: Dalilah Muhammad ($1.33)
Beach Volleyball: Men’s Gold Medal Match (Fri 12.59pm)
The Italian pair are a huge price in this. They come in with no expectation against a red-hot Brazilian duo. They were strong against a good Russian pair in the semi and can take a surprise gold medal.
Bet: Nicolai/Lupo ($3.25)
Sailing: Men’s 470 Final (2.50am)
Aussie pair Ryan and Belcher sit just 13 points of Croatian favourties Fantela and Marenic. Australia have finished ahead of Croatia in 2 of the last 3 races.
Cycling: BMX Men’s Individual (Fri 2:30am)
Aussie Sam Willoughby finished third in the seeding and is right on track going into the Quarter Finals sitting behind second favourite Joris Daudet ($5.50) and rank outsider David Graf ($9). Willoughby already carries The Wolf’s hopes at $10 but for those not yet on you can still get $8. Like the way Graf went about his work in the seeding. Let’s start building a book by taking the $9 Graf.
Bet: David Graf ($9.00)
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