New Olympic Contenders Worth Betting On to Win
This year, the Summer Olympic Games will be held on August 5th in Rio De Janiero. There are ten first time contenders to watch for. For people who want to pick up some cash there’s Olympic betting and online sports betting, there are some promising and familiar athletes.
Simone Biles is the youngest, at 18. In 2013, she was the first African American woman to win a world title and two gold medals in gymnastics. Biles had also become the first woman to win three titles in the gymnastics competition held in Glasgow this past October. This Texas native has promise in the Olympics this summer.
Joe Kovacs is the oldest at 26-years-old. Kovacs specializes in track and field. Although this is his first time in the Olympics, he tried out for the 2012 Olympics, tossing only 21.66 meters and placed fourth. In the recent four years, Kovacs worked at his sport. Increasing his throw at 22.56, he ranked number 1 in the world after participating in the Monaco Diamond League. Presently, the athlete has a chance to outdo Randy Barnes who holds the record of 23.12 meters.
Ajee Wilson is 21 and another contender for track and field. Her record is a 1:56.67 performance on the track. Wilson’s a world youth and junior gold medal winning champion.
Jordan Speith will be the first contender in the area of golf that’s returning to the Olympics after 112 years. This past year, Speith has competed and triumphed in the Masters, John Deere Classics, and US Open . He came in fourth in the British Open. It’s possible that after 116 years, Speith could the 2nd gold medalist in US history. Charles Sands was the first US contender to win the medal in Golf back in 1900.
Brittney Griner tried out for the 2012 Olympics but had to pull out because of a heavy school schedule. The 24-year-old is back and ready to compete in the area of Womens’ Basketball. Averaging 12. 3 points, the 6’8″ center became a member of the 2014 FIBA Women’s World Championship all-star team.
Cam Awesome is considered the Taylor Swift of Boxing. After getting his addiction problems under control, he’s back to compete in the 2016 Olympics. He holds U.S. Nationals and the Golden Gloves titles after emerging victoriously from competing with Leroy Thompson.
Katie Zaferes is competing in the triathlon. The 25-year-old Syracus alumnus holds a 3,000-meter steeplechase record for the university. This makes her very promising for the Olympics.
Adeline Gray, at 165 lbs of muscle, holds the U.S. World Team Trials, U.S. Open, and World Cup. The 24-year-old won the USA Wrestling’s Woman Wrestler of the Year title in 2015.
Madison Hughes will be competing in the Rugby tournament. It’s returning to the Olympics after 92 years. The 22-year-old was captain of the U.S. national team and Men’s Eagles Sevens, winning the U S World Rugby sevens.
Taylor Sander,23, is the top player of the 2014 AVCA Player of the Year in the mens’ division. He also has won a gold medal at 2014 FIVB World League.