2020 Olympic Games Tokyo: Preview And OddsPublished July 25, 2021 by Sol FH
It's day 3 of the 2020 Olympics (yes, held in 2021 due to COVID) and China already leads the medal count.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are in full swing and after the first days of action, China is leading the medal count. This years' games come after the global Coronavirus pandemic shut the doors on sporting events basically all of 2020, but, Tokyo had an amazing opening ceremony event to start the Games of the XXXII to a limited audience and a COVID-friendly format.
After the first official day of the Olympics, the first gold medal was won by Chinese air rifle shooter Yang Qian, followed by two more Chinese athletes, Sun Yiwen - fencing, and Hou Zhihui - weightlifting. After the first few hours of Day 2, China now has 5 gold medals and leads the table.
Japan, the host nation currently has 3 gold medals, followed by the US (2), South Korea (2), and with one gold are ROC, Italy, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Ecuador, Hungary, Tunisia, Austria, Iran, and Kosovo.
The action is only getting started and there are a few of the athletes that could potentially break some records. Here are the hopefuls.
1. Erriyon Knighton, US 200m - Usain Bolt has held a 200m record for some 18 years, until 17-year old Erriyon Knighton took to the track and ran a 20.11, beating Bolts' 20.13 from 2003. He is the youngest American to make the US track & field team since 1964.
2. Kevin Durant, US Basketball - Durant is shooting to become the second player in USA Basketball history to win three gold medals. Durant has played for three Olympic teams and 11 USA Basketball teams.
3. Sky Brown, UK Skateboarding - As skateboarding makes its debut at the Olympics, 13-year old Sky Brown, from the UK is the favorite to win the gold medal. She is coming off gold in the Women's Skateboard Park at the X Games.
4. Simone Biles, US Artistic Gymnastics - This will be Simone Biles' final Olympics. At just 24-years-old, she has yet to lose an all-around competition in the last eight years. Still ranked number 1 by the World Artistic Gymnastics Championship.
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For all the up-to-date odds throughout the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, be sure to check the odds at the bookmaker mentioned above for the current markets. The odds and markets in this article were correct at the time of writing, July 25 at 10:30 GMT.