The Olympics is an event that takes place every 4 years and includes more than 200 countries from all over the world competing to try and win gold, silver and bronze medals in over 300 events. In 2024 the Olympics will take place in Paris between 26th July and 11th August and will host a wide selection of games including swimming, gymnastics, football, rugby sevens, hockey, cycling and so much more to provide an entertaining 16 days for all fans.

 The athletics are some of the most popular events at the Olympics and include races from 100m to 10,000m, hurdles, relay and high jump as well as the heptathlon and decathlon which both combine multiple events to crown a winner. The 100m sprint is fast and exciting and many people like to place bets on the winner of the race. Here are some of the favourites for this year’s Paris Olympics.

Who Are the Male Favourites?

  • Fred Kerley

Achieving a silver medal in the 100m sprint at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Kerley will be hoping to make it one step further and win gold this year. He also won gold at the 2022 World Championships and has won three 100m sprint finals in the 2023 Diamond League meaning he is currently in fine form to achieve gold in Paris.

  • Marcell Jacobs

Jacobs made history at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics when he became the first Italian man to reach the final of the 100m sprint and he even went on to win the gold medal ahead of 2nd placed Fred Kerley by 0.04 of a second. The current Olympic 100m sprint champion will be looking to retain his title at Paris.

  • Noah Lyles

Lyles is currently in the best form of his life after winning gold three times in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay at the 2023 World Championships, becoming the first man since Usain Bolt to complete the treble. He has also stated that his goal for Paris is to win 4 gold medals which hasn’t been done in the athletics since Carl Lewis in 1984.

Another possible contender for the men’s 100m sprint is the American Trayvon Bromell. He had a really successful 2022 when he won the Diamond League 100m and came 3rd in the World Championships but his 2023 season was hampered by injury. If he is fully fit by Paris 2024 he is surely a strong contender for the gold medal.

The athletics bookmakers at Topbettingsites advertise a lot of specials for the Olympics and there are currently 3/1 odds that the men’s 100m or 200m sprint World Record will be broken at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Who Are the Female Favourites?

  • Sha’Carri Richardson

Richardson was named the fastest woman in the world in 2023 after winning gold in the 100m sprint at the World Championships after breaking the championship record with 10.65 seconds. Her improvement from 2022 is huge and at only 23, she is looking forward to showing the world what she can do in Paris.

  • Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

Although Fraser-Pryce is 37, she has revealed that she isn’t done yet. The Jamaican athletics star is a two time Olympic 100m champion who also won silver in the 100m and gold in the 4x100m relay at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. However, she has announced that she will retire after Paris so she really has nothing to lose.

  • Shericka Jackson

Another Jamaican athlete, Jackson may have been in the shadows of Fraser-Pryce for some years but now is her time to shine. She came 2nd behind Richardson at the 2023 World Championships and also won bronze in the 100m sprint at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to put her in good standings prior to Paris.

In conclusion, there are a few favourites for both the men’s and women’s 100m sprint at the 2024 Paris Olympics. It is a good idea to check out the athletes’ upcoming performances and current form as well as their track records and Olympic experience to help you choose the best informed bets to be successful. There are many factors to consider and hopefully the top athletes will be fully fit to provide fans with an exciting race.


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