Usain Bolt is a clear frontrunner to end his career on a high at this month’s 2017 Athletics World Championships and sign off his career with two more gold medals to his name.
The Jamaica superstar has won 11 gold medals at the world championships during his career—along with two silver medals—and will be hopeful of taking that figure to 13 before hanging up his spikes.
Bolt has chosen not to defend his 200-metre title but will compete in the 100 metres, as well as the 4×100-metre relay, which he has won on four occasions at this competition since 2009.
Heading to London for the kick-off of this year’s championships, Bolt is a low 1/2 (1.50) leader to win his fourth world 100-metre gold, acres ahead of joint-second-favourites, Andre De Grasse of South Africa and Jamaican compatriot Yohan Blake, each of whom are priced at at 6/1 (7.00).
Punters can also back Jamaica to collect a memorable one-two on the podium and can find odds of 5/4 (2.25) for Bolt to collect gold while understudy Blake finishes second to clinch silver.
Images courtesy of the Mirror.
100-Metre Winner Odds
Usain Bolt: 1/2 (1.50)
Andre De Grasse: 6/1 (7.00)
Yohan Blake: 6/1 (7.00)
Justin Gaitlin: 81 (9.00)
Christian Coleman: 10/1 (11.00)
Akani Simbine: 50/1 (51.00)