Some of the brightest talents in sport are taking part this year’s edition of the Commonwealth Games in Scotland.
The Commonwealth Games represent a great sports gathering, as they bring together a plethora of talents to compete against one another. There are a total of 71 nations being represented at the great event which promises to deliver fantastic spectacles to millions of fans worldwide.
• Usain Bolt among the biggest stars at the event
• Joseph Schooling Singapore’s young swimming hope
• Malaysian squash world champion Nicol David look set to win more titles
The athletes that represent their respective countries will showcase their various abilities and skills that they have acquired through intense training regimens. Therefore, the 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games is looking to boast some great names that fans will be able to place their wagers on.
There was no chance that Usain Bolt would not make the list. He always brings his best performance with him to major competitions and never disappoints. Not only does he present his world-record speed to the globe, he also knows how to entertain the audience with his flamboyant display.
He currently holds a world-record time of 9.58s for a 100 m sprint, after finishing first in 2009 Berlin. Although in Glasgow he will only participate at the 4x100m relay, betting on Jamaica for the win seems like a certain bet.
Following his great success two years ago at the 2012 London Olympics, Wiggins has been given a responsibility to continue building on English accomplishments in the sport of cycling. During the same year, he also managed to become the first Brit to win the Tour de France.
After his great cycling exploits, he received a Knighthood from the Queen. He is definitely one person to look out for in the cycling arena. Commonwealth Games betting odds strongly favor him to deliver another grand prize for his country.
A master in table tennis is expected to shine at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Tianwei is considered to be one of the best hopes for Singapore’s national women’s table tennis team, after the retirement of other greats like Wang Yuegu and Li Jiawei.
Online sportsbooks are already lining up Tianwei’s possibilities of clinching a podium finish for her country. She has been given a mountain of responsibility, as the national team expects her to carry bring glory to Singapore in different table tennis competitions.
Another representative for Singapore has been tasked with delivering sports recognition for his country in the water. Joseph Schooling a young swimmer who will be competing against well-known nations like Australia, Britain and South Africa that have extensive prior experience in swimming events.
He carries gold medals from the SEA Games, which has propelled bookies to give him high of succeeding at the competition. However, the road to glory won’t be easy as he will be hunting Singapore’s first gold at swimming at the Commonwealth Games.
Another great sportsman will showcase British talents at the Games in the form of running. At the 2012 London Olympics he stunned the world as he secured gold for both 5,000m and 10,000m events. Last year he also won the double at the 2013 Moscow worlds, leaving him uncertain whether or not he will be participating at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
After deciding to join the prestigious event, he will now be challenging for glory at the arenas in Glasgow. Many online sportsbooks in UK have earmarked Farah to once again shine on the track that has made him into a star.
Nicol David has a long list of trophies under her belt, as she won a staggering seven world titles in squash. Her immense talent in the sport needs no more testing, however David does not believe she is through with winning.
She already has a gold from the Commonwealth Games, as she took part in the competition when it was staged in Delhi four years ago. David is one of the brightest hopes for Malaysia and is considered among the best athletes in Commonwealth Games.
Another great British talent hails from the sport of boxing. Following her successful win against China’s world champion at the 2012 London Olympics, Ren Cancan, Adams managed to secure gold for her tremendous efforts. Many sportsbooks believe she can replicate the same form at the Games as well.
Judging by some standards in professional sports, Adams started training boxing rather late, at the age of 12. However, despite not having an early start with the sport she overcame numerous obstacles to become a dominant force in boxing. In 2007 Adams clinched a silver medal at the European Championships.