Russia has both good news and bad news. We’ll take a look at how the news affects betting odds for Russia to win World Figure Skating Championships 2018.
Let’s break the bad news first. It involves a talented athlete unable to compete in 2018 World Figure Skating Championships. Evgenia Medvedeva, who is the two-time world champion in 2016 and 2017, is taking a break due to a stress fracture in her foot. Being one of the best performers, losing Evgenia is a big blow to Russia.
The good news is Russia has Alina Zagitova, the recent Olympic Champion, who will be competing in her first world championship. According to Italy gambling news, 2018 World Figure Skating Championships are held from March 21 to 25 at Mediolanum Forum in Milan. Luckily, Alina will be the saviour leading Russia to win World Figure Skating Championships 2018.
Alina the Wonder Kid
Alina Zagitova has already made her name in the figure skating world at a tender age of 15 years old. In merely 2 short years, Alina has swept 5 gold medals from numerous world events including the Olympics! She is indeed the nation’s figure skating pride.
Number one on the International Skating Union’s 2017-18 rankings is none other than Alina. Kaetlyn Osmond from Canada, Alina’s strongest competitor at this year’s world championship, is trailing behind by almost 300 points. This is why online sportsbook sites in Italy estimate the best odds for Russia to win World Figure Skating Championships 2018. In particular, Russia has 1.15 odds to win gold medal in the women’s single event.
How Many Gold Medals Can Russia Win?
We are going to be absolutely realistic here. A total of 4 gold medals can be won from these categories: Women’s Singles, Men’s Singles, Pair and Ice Dance. It’s already established that Alina Zagitova will win gold for the women’s single event. According to online gambling sites in Italy, the odds are at 1.4 for Russia to win World Figure Skating Championships 2018 with only one gold medal.
In the men’s singles event, it seems like nobody could beat Shoma Uno from Japan even the Russian Athlete Mikhael Kolyada, who is ranked third place in this season’s standings. The Pair and Ice Dance programs are not looking too optimistic for Russia either. The figure skaters from Russia have only reached number 4 in the rankings. The truth is: it is unlikely that Russia (2.75) will win more than 2 gold medals and the betting odds agree.
Bet on Russia to Win World Figure Skating Championships 2018
Alina Zagitova is the person you can count on winning. Russia will surely take home at least one gold medal from the women’s single event. There is no need to doubt this. So, just bet on Russia to win World Figure Skating Championships 2018 at 1xBet Sportsbook!