American Anton Apollo Ohno goes for a third medal today, Friday Feb 27@9:00ET, in the 2010 Winter Olympics and his eighth overall medal throughout his Olympic career. He’s already the most decorated American medalist in Winter Olympic history. Olympic oddsmakers at BODOG.com have Apollo Anton Ohno at 9/2 odds favorite to win gold in Men’s 500m Short Track Speed Skating . Be sure to get your 2010 Winter Olympics: Anton Apollo Ohno Men’s 500m Short Track Prediction in now at BODOG.com
Anton Apollo Ohno won this race in the 2006 Olympics, benefiting from a false start that went unnoticed. Still, he already has two medals in what are expected to be his last Olympics – his seven medals are tops among U.S. winter Olympians – and will be hungry for more.
South Korean is a definite contender when it comes to short track racing. Sung Si-Bak is ranked third in the world at the distance. The fastest 500-metre time in the world, 40.651, was recorded by South Korea's Sung Si-Bak last year . Countryman Kwak Yoon-Gy, the smallest competitor in the race, is blindingly fast, and Lee Ho-Suk is a swashbuckler whose aggressiveness always makes him a threat.
The Canadian short-trackers boast the two top-ranked men in the world at this discipline, in addition to the current world bronze medalist. Charles Hamelin is dominant in the distance after roaring out of the blocks and winning easily. He set a new Olympic record in the process. Teammate Francois-Louis Tremblay won silver behind Ohno in Turin in 2006. Tremblay also sent a loud message, winning his heat and lowering Hamelin's new Olympic record it.
Men’s 500m Short Track Speed Skating Odds:
Charles Hamelin (CAN) 5/2
Francois-Louis Trembley (CAN) 11/4
Si-Bak Sung (SKOR) 9/2
Ho-Suk Lee (SKOR) 5/1
Yoon-Gy Kwak (SKOR) 7/1
Apolo Anton Ohno (USA) 9/2
Jialiang Han (CHN) 16/1
Olivier Jean (CAN) 33/1
Simon Cho (USA) 33/1
Thibaut Fauconnet (FRA) 22/1
Jon Eley (GBR) 50/1
Haralds Silovs (LAT) 100/1
Point-Spreads.com 2010 Winter Olympics: Anton Apollo Ohno Men’s 500m Short Track Prediction
The Bottom Line: Any of the Canadians with Apollo close behind. Be sure to get your 2010 Winter Olympics: Anton Apollo Ohno Men’s 500m Short Track Prediction in now at BODOG.com and receive a 1O% sign-up bonus on your initial deposit and start winning today!