Max Whitlock is today into 6/1 for Sports Personality of The Year following his Olympic double gold, having been 66/1 only a month ago.
Max Whitlock's heroics in the gymnastics last night, on what is beeing called Sensational Sunday, have launched him into contention for the Sports Personality of the Year award. His odds have been slashed from 66/1 a month ago to the third favourite at 6/1.
He became the first Briton for 120 years to win gold in gymnastics at the Olympics, upsetting double world champion Kenzo Shirai in the men's floor exercise. Just one hour later, he followed that up with another gold in the pummel horse competition to become Great Britain's most successful gymnast ever.
On a day which saw Team GB win five gold medals, Justin Rose has seen his odds halved from 100/1 to 50/1 following his gold in the golf, a competition that hasn't been at the Olympics for 112 years. There has been so many successes for Team GB, with Mo Farah, Jason Kenny, Laura Trott and Adam Peaty all winning golds that Rose's odds are unlikely to shorten much more than that.
After following up winning his second Wimbledon title by defending his Olympic title against Juan Martin Del Potro last night, Andy Murray remains the clear favourite for SPOTY at best odds of evens. His relentless brilliance this year, with the US Open at the end of the month still to come, will make him extremely difficult to beat in an excellent year of sport for Great Britain.