Brazil 2016: Day 8 Tips, Sat/Sun
Day 8 Feature Previews
Women’s Fencing: Team Sabre (Saturday 10pm)
The Team Sabre has only featured at one other Olympics (Beijing 2008) and appears to be a two-horse race between Russia and Ukraine. It was the Ukraine who took out the gold medal in Beijing over hosts China, while Russia could only manage 5th place. The Russians got their revenge at the 2015 World Championships, beating Ukraine 45-41. It was an all-Russian final in the Individual Sabre gold medal bout in Rio with Yana Egorian defeating Sofya Velikaya, making Russia the obvious choice for the team event.
Bet: Russia ($1.90)
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Rowing: Men’s Single Sculls (Sat 11.32pm)
Kiwi Mahe Drysdale has been unstoppable this year. Won the Olympic gold in London, holds the world record and has streaked away at the two World Cup events most recent. Drysdale went 2.5s faster than any competitor in the heats.
Bet: Mahe Drysdale ($1.57)
Rio 2016 Rowing Full Preview
Athletics: Men’s Discus (Sat 11:50pm)
The Wolf tipped us into the younger of the Harting brothers prior to the qualifying rounds at $12 and after qualifying with a 3rd best throw of 65.41m he has now firmed into $8. Malachowski led the pack with a 65.89m throw but The Wolf is still happy to lay him at the odds on price. At just 22 years of age Christoph Harting will continue to make personal best throws and he is more than capable of going beyond 70m in the final.
Bet: Christoph Harting ($8)
Rio 2016 Men’s Field Full Preview
Men’s Boxing: Heavyweight Semi-Final (91kg) (Sun 1.45am)
Evgeny Tishchenko is the current World and European champion and The Wolf’s tip to win the gold medal in Rio. He defeated well-respected Cuban Erislandy Savon 3-0 in the final of the 2015 World Champs and has cruised in the lead-up to his semi-final clash with Uzbekistan’s Rusyam Tulaganov. He beat Brazilian Juan Goncalves Nogueira 3-0 in the Round of 16 and followed it up with a 3-0 victory in the quarter-finals over Italian Clemente Russo. It will be a repeat of the 2015 World Championship Final.
Bet: Evgeny Tishchenko ($1.22)
Men’s Boxing: Heavyweight Semi-Final (91kg) (Sun 1.45am)
Erislandy Savon was the silver medallist behind Russain Evgeny Tishchenko at the 2015 World Championships in Doha and like Tishchenko, he has recorded comfortable victories in his Round of 16 and quarter-final bouts. Savon’s opponent Vasiliy Levit was knocked out in the quarter-finals in Doha and won’t progress any further in Rio against the well-respected Cuban.
Bet: Erislandy Savon ($1.36)
Trampoline: Men’s Individual (Sun 4.42am)
China have the two favourites for the Men’s Trampoline with world champion Lei Gao ($2.75) favoured ahead of Dong Dong ($4.50). Dong won the gold at London after claiming the bronze in Beijing. Dong is starting to find some form with two wins in the Challenge Cup this year. He is the value.
Bet: Dong Dong ($4.50)
Rio 2016 Trampoline Full Preview
Cycling: Women’s Team Pursuit (Sun 6:15am)
Flash back 4 years to London 2012 and it was GB that dominated the event, breaking the World Record each time they raced. They came up short at the World Champs where Team USA took gold and all the rage was about the Americans heading into this event. The Wolf though was chips in on Great Britain and after a dominating performance they went from $3.25 into $1.35. Those who got a piece of the $3.25 can thank The Wolf later, those who didn’t should simply take the shorts. GB to win in what is likely to be a world record time.
Bet: Great Britain ($1.40)
Rio 2016 Track Cycling Full Preview
Athletics: Men’s 10,000m (Sun 10.27am)
London gold medal winner Mo Farah is short enough here in his pet event. He has not dropped a major 10km race since the 2011 World Champs but he might be a touch underdone this year. Yigrem Demelash of Ethiopia has improved sharply this year and has the best time of the season after recording a 26:51.11 in Hengelo in June. He is flying and can upset Farah.
Bet: Yigrem Demelash ($19.00)
Athletics: Women’s 100m (Sun 11.30am)
The Wolf feels that the form out of the 2015 World Championships will stack up well for the 100m in Rio. Two-time Olympic 100m champion and three-time world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce looks ready to defend her title after defeating Dafne Schippers at the World Champs in Beijing. Schippers won the 100m European Championships with a time of 10.90, while Fraser Pryce’s winning World Champs time was 10.76. Fraser Pryce’s countrywoman Elaine Thompson is in the mix but her focus could be on the 200m after she was pulled from the 100m Jamaican National Championships. The Wolf is going with the experienced Fraser-Pryce at the odds.
Bet: Shelley-Ann Fraser-Pryce ($6)
Rowing: Women’s Single Sculls (Sat 11.45pm)
This is a clear race in two between Australian Kim Brennan and Kiwi Emma Twigg. Brennan is Australia’s best hope of a rowing gold in Rio. She bronzed at London before winning two golds and a silver at the last three world champs in the singles.
Bet: Kim Brennan ($1.57)
Cycling: Women’s Keirin (Sun 6:30am)
Anna Meares was the undisputed Keirin champion up until the World Championships, where she was soundly beaten by the German, Kristina Vogel. Poor positioning let Meares down on that occasion as she let Vogel get too far ahead on the final lap. The Wolf doesn’t expect her to make that mistake again in the Olympics and she looks good value at $4. Guo Shuang will also be fighting for the medals and she is coming off the back of the 4th place in the World Champs & an impressive 2nd in a WC event in November. She’ll be looking to go one better than the silver she won in London 4 years ago.
Bet: Anna Meares $4
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