Sydney McLaughlin Olympic Odds: Over 70% Chance McLaughlin Wins Gold in 400m Hurdles

Sydney McLaughlin, the 21-year old American, is the overhwleming favorite to win gold in the 400m hurdles
Brian Good
Sat, July 31, 11:49 AM EDT

Sydney McLaughlin Olympic Odds: Over 70% Chance McLaughlin Wins Gold in 400m Hurdles

If watching world-class athletes run their absolute fastest wasn’t enough for you, maybe you’ll like it when they throw hurdles in the mix as well. And, in the women’s 400m hurdles, there is no one in the world better than the United States’ Sydney McLaughlin.

At just 21 years of age, this is already the second Olympic Games for the New Brunswick, New Jersey native. At Rio De Janeiro in 2016, McLaughlin finished 14 in the event. This year, at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, she’s an overwhelming favorite at -240 to win gold.

Her time of 51.90 seconds she ran earlier this year in the leading time in the world and will be the world record upon ratification of the time.

She is the best in the world at the event and maybe even the best to ever run the 400m hurdles and the oddsmakers are betting on Sydney McLaughlin bringing home gold in the finals.

Women’s 400m Hurdle Olympic Odds

Runner

400m Hurdle Odds

Implied % Chance

Sydney McLaughlin (USA)

-240

70.6%

Femke Bol (NED)

+650

13.3%

Anna Ryzhykova (UKR)

+5000

2%

Janieve Russell (JAM)

+8000

1.2%

Anna Cockrell (USA)

+15000

0.7%

Lea Sprunger (SWI)

+20000

0.5%

Sara Slott Pterson (DEN)

+20000

0.5%

See the full Olympic odds market here

Olympics Schedule: Women’s 400m Hurdle Schedule

Monday, August 2 – Women’s 400m Hurdle Semifinal

Tuesday, Aug 3 – Women’s 400m Hurdle 100m Final

Betting On Sydney McLuaghlin At The 2020 Olympics

Betting on Sydney McLaughlin to win the gold in the 400m hurdles at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics is about as safe of a bet as you’ll find. Not only is she the world record holder, but she’s in great form, blowing away the competition in her first qualifier.

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Who Is Sydney McLaughlin?

As we mentioned earlier, Sydney McLaughlin is an American professional track and field runner. McLuaghlin is just 21 years old and from New Brunswick, New Jersey. McLaughlin committed to the University of Kentucky out of high school, where she excelled.

In June of 2018, McLaughlin surrendered her remaining years of eligibility in the NCAA in order to turn pro. She currently has the leading time in the world in the 400m hurdles at 51.90. That time is also a world record, pending ratification.

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