- Olympic swimming continues on in Tokyo, where American Caeleb Dressel is going for another gold medal in the 100m butterfly as a -1000 favorite.
- Elsewhere, Australian Emma McKeon is the heavy -300 favorite to win gold in the women’s 100m freestyle.
TOKYO - Swimming is the sport possibly the most synonymous with the Olympics, and this year in Tokyo has solidified that fact with defining performances from some of the biggest names in the sport.
One of those names is American Caeleb Dressel, who already owns the gold medal in Tokyo for the 100m freestyle and the 4x100 freestyle relay.
Now, Dressel is going for his third gold in the same Games with his entry into the 100m butterfly competition.
Betting odds for the event are available via the online Olympic sportsbooks, with only Kristof Milak as a competitor on the odds.
Swimming 100m Butterfly Men Odds
The sportsbooks have Dressel as a massive -1000 favorite, and for good reason.
Dressel broke the Olympic Record for the 100m butterfly in his preliminary round on Wednesday in Tokyo with a time of 50.39 seconds.
The next closest time in his heat was 50.97 seconds - over half a full second slower than Dressel.
Oh, by the way. Caeleb Dressel went 50.39 and broke the Olympic Record in PRELIMS of the 100 butterfly. This. Dude. Is. DANGEROUS.pic.twitter.com/JOADNDGRiV
— Kyle Sockwell (@kylesockwell) July 29, 2021
It is clear that Dressel is the man to watch these Olympics, and has no plans of slowing down anytime soon.
Those looking for a betting line with more parity can check out the odds for the women’s 100m freestyle, where Australian Emma McKeon is the big favorite.
Swimming 100m Freestyle Women Odds
While -300 isn’t much parity, it is certainly more to work with than the -1000 price tag Dressel is holding.
Those looking to bet on the swimming at the Olympics can lay down a decent amount on McKeon and still receive a 33% ROI.
McKeon is in a similar place in that she also set the Olympic record in the prelims with a time of 52.13 seconds - well ahead of the next fastest time (52.70).