16 women will compete tomorrow in the first round of the Women’s 57kg Olympic Taekwondo event. Who are you betting to take home gold?
The world’s best women taekwondo athletes at 57kg compete for the first time tomorrow. A number of highly decorated martial artists are competing, and the pressure to win has never been higher. Leading the pack is Jade Jones from the United Kingdom. The 23 year old made UK gambling news by winning gold at the 2012 London Games, and hopes to repeat that success in Brazil.
Jones will have her hands full as she takes on an extremely talented group of athletes. Spain’s Eva Calvo Gomez has been receiving plenty of attention after winning gold at the 2014 European Taekwondo Championship.
Hedaya Wahba from Egypt has also raised some eyebrows after winning bronze at the 2013 Mediterranean Games. Wahba also competed in the 2012 Olympic Games, but was defeated in the quarter-finals by Marlene Harnois.
Who Are the Favorites to Win Gold?
Jade Jones has emerged as the clear favorite in the 57kg weight class. NetBet sportsbook lists her odds to bring home gold once again at 11/10. Eva Calvo Gomez is not far behind at 13/5, and the aforementioned Hedaya Wahba comes in at 4/1.
Anything can happen in Taekwondo, and some of the women pegged as underdogs could always pull off the upset. Carolena Carstens from Panama is currently listed as a 55/1 underdog to win. Think that’s a longshot? Doris Patino of Colombia is listed as a 110/1 underdog.
Each woman competing tomorrow is immensely talented, and it will be an extremely exciting event to see who advances forward in their quest for Olympic Gold.
Who do you think will win the Women’s Olympic Taekwondo event at 57kg? Will Jade Jones repeat her performance in London? Can underdogs Carolena Carstens or Doris Patino shock the world? Leave your comments below, and make sure to check out GamingZion’s list of online sportsbooks in the UK for a full list of the best websites for betting on the Olympics!