Who will replace Usain Bolt as the fastest man on Earth?

Who will replace Usain Bolt as the fastest man on Earth?

Who will replace Usain Bolt as the fastest man on Earth? Canada Sports Betting prepared an independent guide with expert picks predictions on who will win the up and coming 100m sprint events. 

Sadly, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics have been cancelled and will instead be in 2021, which means we'll miss out on finding out who will replace Usain Bolt as the fastest man on Earth.

We have seen some soccer gold medal odds, odds to win gold medals in swimming and which country will win the most gold medals overall. But this article is about athletics odds and the 100m men’s and women’s outright.

Tokyo Olympics 2021

The Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics have been rescheduled for nearly one year later with the Olympics set for July 23-Aug. 8, 2021. The Paralympics will be Aug 24-Sept 5.

The odds for the 2021 Olympics 100m sprint are available with excellent odds from our recommended sportsbooks, the likes of Sports Interaction and 888Sport. The odds were last updated on September 7, 2020:

100m Sprint 2021 Olympics Men Winners Odds SportsInteraction 888sport Spin Palace Sports

Christian Coleman

1.90 1.90 1.90

Noah Lyles

3.75 3.75 3.75

Justin Gatlin

8.00 8.00 8.00

Zharnel Hughes

11.00 11.00 11.00

Yohan Blake

15.00 15.00 15.00

Andre De Grasse

21.00 21.00 21.00

Aaron Brown

50.00 50.00 50.00

Filippo Tortu

51.00 51.00 51.00

Arthur Cisse

51.00 51.00 51.00

Adam Gemili

67.00 67.00 67.00

 

100m Women Sprint 2021 Olympics Winners Odds SportsInteraction 888sport Spin Palace Sports

Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce

TBD TBD TBD

Sha'Carri Richardson

TBD TBD TBD

Dina Asher-Smith

TBD TBD TBD

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Who is the new Usain Bolt?

Usain Bolt´s world record was set at 9.58 seconds in Berlin in 2009. The American Christian Coleman best personal record is of 9.79 seconds, achieved last year.

Yes, Coleman is the favourite to win the gold medal in Tokyo (1.90).

Apart from being a running machine, he is highly motivated after the US Anti-Doping Agency suggested that he might have competed doped. Nothing has been proven and Coleman demanded an apology.

The 23-year-old athlete did not qualify for Rio 2016 but has finished first in two of the 2019 Diamond League’s meetings (in Oslo and in Stanford).

Andre de Grasse 100m

The Canadian Andre de Grasse is an outside favourite according to the sportsbooks. He will be an even greater menace to Coleman if his hamstring injury is proven fully recovered.

In the last Olympics, he got three medals (silver in the 200 metres sprint and bronze in the 100m and in the 4x100m relay).

The third favourite is another American. Justin Gatlin who is a veteran of the sport.

If you like an underdog to bet on, go with Jamaican Yohan Blake, who won the meeting in Birmingham and who finished fourth in Rio de Janeiro.

His odds are yet to be released to finish first in Japan. But he is an excellent bet to be made here.

Pick: Andre de Grasse

Andre de Grasse To win the 100m at Tokyo 2021
21.00
Sports Interaction

World's eyes on Shelly-Ann Fraser-Price

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce cemented her position as the greatest female sprinter ever as she won the 2019 World Championships, representing Jamaica in the 100m sprint. Fraser-Pryce ascended to prominence in 2008 when at 21 years old, she went on to be the first Caribbean woman to win a gold medal at the Olympics.

Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce

The Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce also won the bronze medal in the last Olympics and has won two meetings of this year’s Diamond League. She was the favourite in the bookmakers' eyes to take the Gold in Japan.

Pick: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce To win the 100m at Tokyo 2021
TBA
Sports Interaction

Schedule & Venue

The Tokyo Olympics are scheduled from July 23rd to August 8th, 2021. The Athletics events will be played at Japan’s New National Stadium, which should be crowded with 68 thousand people.