Let's have a look at the 2020 Olympic Decathlon betting picks.
Decathlon Betting Predictions
Five years ago at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympic Games, Canada's Damian Warner won the bronze medal in the decathlon. If the first time a Canadian stood on the podium following the Olympic decathlon since 1988 when Dave Steen won the bronze at the Seoul Summer Games. Oddsmakers are of the belief that Warner is set to go much higher and faster in Tokyo. He's the gold medal pick in the decathlon.
- Canada's Damian Warner is the 1.125 betting favourite to win the decathlon at the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games
- Warner won the bronze medal in the decathlon at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games
- Canadian Pierce Lepage is the fifth betting choice in the decathlon odds at 34.00
Canadians set to make history
One day into the decathlon competition at the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, Canadian athletes are poised to make history. Damian Warner, the 1.125 gold medal betting favourite in the event, is leading the competition.
Matching his WORLD BEST 🇨🇦⚡️— CBC Olympics (@CBCOlympics) August 4, 2021
Damian Warner (@DamianWarner) 🇨🇦 sends a message to the rest of the field by matching his world best time of 10.12 in the 100m to get his Olympic decathlon started at #Tokyo2020 @AthleticsCanada https://t.co/WQxgCAnSV4 pic.twitter.com/3b9M60nsyJ
Surprisingly, right behind Warner in second place in the standings is fellow Canadian Pierce Lepage. He's given the fifth-best odds to win the decathlon at odds of 34.00.
In the opening event, Warner ran an impressive 10.12 seconds in the 100 metres to tie his decathlon world record. His long jump effort of 8.24 metres was just 0.04 off Warner's decathlon personal best and established a new Olympic record. In fact, the distance would have been good enough to win Warner a bronze medal in the long jump event that was held earlier this week. Warner threw a season-high of 14.80 metres in the shot put. Among the 10 decathlon events, the shot put isn't considered one of his stronger events.
|Damian Warner (CAN)||1.16||1.20|
|Kevin Mayer (FRA)||5.40||4.50|
|Niklas Kaul (GER)||15.00||15.00|
|Garrett Scanting USA)||29.00||29.00|
|Pierce Lepage (CAN)||35.00||26.00|
The No. 1-ranked decathlete in the world this year, Warner broke his Canadian record at the Hypo-Meeting in Gotzis, Austria. His score of 8,995 in that competition was the fourth-best in decathlon history. Through the first three events in Tokyo, he's ahead of the pace to again break the record.
Warner finished first in the 100 metres and long jump. He was 11th in the shot put. Lepage finished among the top four in all three events.
Lepage won a silver medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and a bronze medal at the 2019 Pan Am Games.
American Dominance Of Decathlon
Over the history of the Olympic decathlon, Americans have dominated the event. Athletes from the USA have won 14 gold medals in Olympic Games decathlon history. The list of winners includes such legendary athletes as Jim Thorpe, Rafer Johnson and Bruce Jenner. Asthon Eaton won gold in London (2012) and Rio (2016).
As we following Garrett Scantling's journey to win gold in the decathlon, you may be wondering how the decathlon works.— First Coast News (@FCN2go) August 4, 2021
Here's the list of events in the decathlon and how it works. https://t.co/mwh4Q1okpS
The USA has won gold in the decathlon at the past three Summer Olympiads but that appears to be set to change in Tokyo. Garrett Scantling owns the shortest betting line of any American in the Tokyo Olympic decathlon odds. He's the fourth betting choice at 25.00.
Steve Bastien (67.00) and Zazhery Ziemek (67.00), the other American decathletes in Tokyo, are being offered at even longer odds.
Warner's bronze medal in Rio de Janeiro was just the second-ever won by a Canadian in the decathlon. He's also a two-time Pan-Am Games champion (2015, 2019) and the 2014 Commonwealth Games champion. This is his third time competing in the Olympic decathlon. Warner finished fifth in the event at the 2012 London Summer Games.
How about this.— Devin Heroux (@Devin_Heroux) August 4, 2021
His 100m 10.12 World Decathlete record would have placed him in the men's 100m final.
His 8.24 Olympic Decathlon Best long jump right now would have won him bronze in the long jump event. @CBCOlympics #Tokyo2020
By winning his bronze medal in Rio de Janeiro, Warner joined Dave Steen as a Canadian who's stood on the podium following an Olympic decathlon. Steen's bronze medal win in Seoul in 1988 not only was Canada's first medal in the event, but those Seoul Games also marked the most recent Olympics in which the Americans didn't earn a medal in the decathlon.
Decathlon Determines World's Greatest Athlete
The two-day, gruelling challenge that is the decathlon consists of 10 events. Along with the 100 metres, shot put and long jump, the other first-day events are the high jump and the 400-metre run.
The second day of competition features the 110-metre hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and the 1,500 metres.
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