Olympic Short Track Speed Skating Betting Odds For PyeongChang 2018

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The Olympic betting odds for short track speed skating in PyeongChang 2018, won’t be available until we get closer to the opening ceremonies. Don’t worry, as the time passes, this page will stay up to date with the odds makers as they begin posting the betting odds for each race associated with this event.

Stay frequent on this site as we will post all the vital information necessary to following short track speed skating in the 2018 Olympics. Things like when the events will take place, where they will take place, as well as who the favorites are to win each race. It doesn’t stop there, we will also explain the rules associated with the races and how the athletes are judged.

Current 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics Short Track Betting Odds

Leading legal sportsbook site Bovada.lv is the premier destination for the current 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics short track betting odds. On the women’s side of the Olympics short track competition, Japan’s Nao Kodaira is heavily favored to win the 500m race, and her closest competitor is Korea’s Lee Sang-hwa, who is expected to represent her home country well. Kodaira is also favored to take the win in the women’s 1,000m race, and her countrywoman Miho Takagi is the favorite in the women’s 1,500m event. On the men’s side of Olympics short track competition, it’s the Netherlands’ Ronald Mulder who has the best chances of winning, but his countryman Kai Berbij is fairly close behind in this Dutch-dominated event. Kjeld Nuis, followed by Verbij continue that trend, though in the 1,500m men’s race it is Russia’s Denis Yuskov who has the best odds of taking gold at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, ahead of even Nuis’ and Koen Verweij’s.

PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Men’s 500m Short Track Odds

Asian skaters are well represented in the betting odds on the Oympic men’s 500m short track speed skating race, and this is in keeping with a long-standing historical precedent. This year’s host nation can usually be expected to contribute several medalists in the shortest of the short track races at every Winter Games edition, and PyeongChang doesn’t look to be any different from this early vantage point. Racers will only make a few short trips around the track at the Gangneung Ice Arena, but the action should come fast and furious on the rink with Asia’s best skaters out front

Olympic Men’s 500m Short Track Odds

Wu Dajing (CHN) +125
Shaolin Sandor Liu (HUN) +300
Samuel Girard (CAN) +800
Hwang Daeheon (KOR) +900
Sjinkie Knegt (NED) +900
Odds For All Competitors

Olympic Men’s 500m Short Track Medal Results

This event went down just about how the bookies at Bovada predicted it would, with a few minor twists, of course. The gold medal was easily won by China’s Wu Dajing, but he was far and away the favorite in this fairly closely-spaced event, but the Olympic Men’s 500m Short Track medal results show the rest of the medalists’ podium was dominated by the South Koreans skating on their home ice. Countrymen Hwang Daeheon and Lim Hyojun claimed the silver medal and bronze medal, respectively for the host nation with darn impressive showings in the short race, outpacing skaters from Hungary, Canada and the Netherlands to do it, even though they didn’t have anything on Wu. The Chinese skater, and even his Korean competitors have already racked up an impressive medal count at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games, so keep a close eye on their exploits for the remaining few days of the event.

Olympic Men’s500m Short Track Results

Wu Dajing (CHN)

Hwang Daeheon (KOR)

Lim Hyojun (KOR)


PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Women’s 500m Short Track Odds

In contrast to the men’s event, where Asian countries have historically been the most successful and continue to be the projected front-runners going into PyeongChang 2018, the Olympic women’s 500m short track odds favor Western competitors. Japan, China and Korea are the usual suppliers of gold medal winners in this event, but Canada, Great Britain and Italy are looking to break into the upper echelons of this exciting sport in the Winter Games schedule.

Olympic Women’s 500m Short Track Odds

Min Jeong Choi KOR) +200
Elise Christie (GBR) +275
Marianne St-Gelais (CAN) +350
Kim Boutin (CAN) +350
Arianna Fontana (JPN) +1200
Odds For All Competitors

Olympic Women’s 500m Short Track Medal Results

Italy’s Arianna Fontana came from way back on the betting boards at Bovada and Bet365 to secure a gold medal for her country, triumphing over a tightly packed group of four skaters the bookies at the legal offshore Olympics betting sites thought would be the ladies to beat. The Olympic Women’s 500m Short Track medal results also featured another unlooked-for occurrence in the silver medal performance of Dutch racer Yara Van Kerkhof, who came from seemingly out of nowhere on the boards to take the second-highest place on the podium during the medal ceremony. In fact, the only one of the racers predicted to do well in the event that actually made it onto the podium was bronze medalist Kim Boutin of Canada, but her +350 moneyline odds compared to the +1200 for Fontana shows just how topsy-turvy this race turned out to be.

Olympic Women’s 500m Short Track Results

Arianna Fontana (JPN)

Yara Von Kerkhof (NED)

Kim Boutin (CAN)


PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Men’s 1,000m Short Track Odds

The 1000m men’s short track race marks the middle ground of Olympic men’s speed skating events taking place at the Gangneung Ice Arena. Korea once again is expected to do well in this Winter Olympics discipline at PyeongChang 2018, though European racers are close behind on the betting boards. The online speed skating betting odds are much closer for the 1000m men’s race than for all others at this distance, which involves several laps around the Gangneung Ice Arena short track.

Olympic Men’s 1,000m Short Track Odds

Daeheon Hwang (KOR) +300
Sandor Liu Shaolin (HUN) +400
Dajing Wu (CHN) +500
Sjinkie Knegt (NED) +500
Hyojun Lim (KOR) +900
Odds For All Competitors

Olympic Men’s 1,000m Speed Skating Medal Results

Hold onto your hats, winter sports fans, because nobody could have predicted the outcome of this fast-paced event, not even the bookies at legal offshore sports betting sites Bovada and Bet365. The Olympic Men’s 1000m Speed Skating medal results show Canada’s Samuel Girard grabbing gold in a massive upset, as Girard wasn’t even in the top five on the betting boards at either of the aforementioned industry leading Olympics sportsbooks. In fact, none of the skaters to make it onto the podium in this short track event were even close to being in the top five on the boards, as the silver medal went to Team USA’s John-Henry Krueger and the bronze medal went to South Korea’s Seo Yira. Though the US and South Korea are no stranger to winning gold in speed skating events, it was Daeheon Hwang of South Korea that was actually favored to win the race, if by a small margin in terms of comparable moneylines being offered by the online ‘books.

Olympic Men’s 1,000m Short Track Results

Samuel Girard (CAN)

John-Henry Krueger (USA)

Seo Yira (KOR)


PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Women’s 1,000m Short Track Odds

The predominance of Asian, and Japanese in particular, front-runners in women’s events gets shaken up in the Olympic 1000m speed skating event. The betting odds again heavily favor Korean and Canadian skaters, but there is indeed more of a presence of North American and European competitors in the upper portions of the betting boards this time around. This event, which also takes place at the Gangneung Ice Arena like all other Olympic speed skating disciplines, involves approximately 10 frantic laps around the 111 meter course, and serious falls are not uncommon.

Olympic Women’s 1,000m Short Track Odds

Min Jeong Cho (KOR) -130
Kim Boutin (CAN) +140
Shin Sukhee (KOR) +550
Suzanne Schulting (NED) +2500
Elise Christie (GBR) +3300
Odds For All Competitors

Olympic Women's 1,000m Speed Skating Medal Results

In what must surely be one of the biggest upsets of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics short track speed skating schedule, Suzanne Schulting came from way down on the betting boards at Bovada to clinch the gold medal for the Netherlands. The Olympic Women’s 1000m Speed Skating medal results showed other shakeups as well, as Kim Boutin of Canada, who had the second-best odds of any skater in the event to win the race, finished second to claim the silver medal as Schulting blew on past her. Italy’s Arianna Fontana wasn’t even in the top five contestants according to the bookies at Bovada, but it just goes to show that even the best handicappers on the internet can’t account for everything that happens on the ice, because she finished with a bronze medal after an equally impressive performance. If you placed a wager on Schulting, who had +2500 moneyline odds going into this race, then you probably got some gold of your own.

Olympic Women’s 1,000m Short Track Results

Suzanne Schulting (NED)

Kim Boutin (CAN)

Arianna Fontana (ITA)


PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Men’s 1,500m Short Track Betting Odds

By the time we get to the Olympic men’s 1500m short track betting odds, Korean racers are completely dominant high up on the online betting boards, but Canada and the Netherlands are right in the mix as well. The assortment of countries with a good shot of making it onto the winners’ podium and the prospect of multiple nations being represented among medalists amps up interest in wagering on Olympics 1500m speed skating heat races and the final 15-lap run around the Gangneung Ice Arena circuit.

Olympic Men’s 1,500m Short Track Odds

Daeheon Hwang (KOR) +200
Lim Hyojun (KOR) +250
Charles Hamelin (CAN) +350
Sjinkie Knegt (NED) +400
Samuel Girard (CAN) +1400
Odds For All Competitors

Olympic Men’s 1,500m Short Track Medal Results

Lim Hyojun of South Korea emerged as the first place finisher in the Olympic men’s 1500m short track medal results, claiming gold for the host country of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games. Sjinkie Knegt of the Netherlands claimed silver and Semen Elistratov of the so-called “Olympic Athletes from Russia” finished bronze despite starting well outside the top five on the betting boards at both Bovada and Bet365. With just one of many short track speed skating events on the books, look for several of these athletes to do well in other events held at the Gangneung Ice Arena’s short course.

Olympic Men’s 1,500m Short Track Results

Lim Hyojun (KOR)

Sjinkie Knegt (NED)

Semen Elistratov (OAR)


PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Women’s 1,500m Short Track Odds

The longer the distance in the women’s Olympic speed skating races, the greater the chances for non-Asian skaters to place well in the final standings or perhaps even mount the podium for a gold medal. Korea is still the most likely country to win the top price on the longest women’s short track races at PyeongChang 2018, but Britain and Canada have skaters with a much better chance in this 15-lap distance. It will all be decided based on how much each racer has “left in the gas tank” down the final stretch of this often-rough event.

Olympic Women’s 1,500m Short Track Odds

Choi Min Jeong (KOR) -165
Shim Suhkee (KOR) +200
Kim Boutin (CAN) +700
Valerie Maltais (CAN) +1400
Marianne St. Gelais (CAN) +2500
Odds For All Competitors

Olympic Women’s 1,500m Short Track Medal Results

No need to act surprised here, winter sports fans, as the Olympic Women’s 1500m Short Track medal results came out almost exactly as predicted over the weekend. South Korea’s Choi Min Jeong finished first by a huge margin, claiming another speed skating gold medal for the host nation of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics and Choi’s second gold of these Winter Games. While Canada’s Kim Boutin, who had pretty good odds to be the third place finisher did just that, earning Canada yet more PyeongChang hardware, it was Li Jinyu of China that offered to only real shakeup in this event. Li wasn’t anywhere close to the top of the listings on Bovada’s betting boards, but she scooted into second place to get a silver medal for China after a thrilling come-from-behind finish.

Olympic Women’s 1,500m Short Track Results

Choi Min Jeong (KOR)

Li Jinyu (CHN)

Kim Boutin (CAN)


PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Short Track Women’s 3000m Relay Odds

It kind of goes without saying, but with South Korean skaters being so dominant in individual races, it’s really not a surprise that they would be the overwhelming favorites to win, according to the Olympic Short Track women’s 3000m Relay odds listed at Bovada and Bet365. China and the Netherlands are neck and neck for second place, as are Russia and Canada for the bronze.

Olympic Short Track Women’s 3000m Relay

South Korea -110
China +300
Netherlands +300
Canada +1400
Russia +1600
Odds For All Teams

Olympic Short Track Women’s 3,000m Relay Medal Results

The shortest relay race of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics to take place at the Gangneung Ice Arena is the Olympic Short Track Women’s 3000m Relay. Medal results were largely in line with the predictions of the bookies at leading legal Olympics betting sites Bovada and Bet365, with the Republic of Korea’s ladies’ team coming out on top to secure yet another gold medal for the host nation (South Korea came into this event with the best moneyline and fractional odds of any team on the betting boards). The Netherlands-based team was tied with China for the position of the second-most likely team to get the win, but the Dutch women’s team had to settle for third place and a bronze medal, which nobody on the squad was pleased about. That’s because Italy’s women’s team, which was well outside the top five most likely teams to win and probably one of the least likely to get on the podium at all shocked the crowd with a great display of heart and burst of speed to claim second place and the silver medal. Italy’s silver in the women’s 3000m short track relay is among the nation’s best achievements at the Winter Olympics thus far.

Olympic Women’s 3,000m Relay Results

South Korea

Italy

Netherlands


PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Short Track Men’s 5000m Relay Odds

In contrast to the ladies’ race, the Olympic Short Track men’s 5000m Relay odds are much more even. South Korea has the edge, but only slightly, over Canada. The Netherlands, USA and China are all more or less tied for third place, but truly anything could happen under the lights on the night of the relay races, which will conclude the proceedings at the Gangneung Ice Arena’s short track schedule.

Olympic Short Track Men’s 5000m Relay Odds

South Korea +200
Canada +275
Netherlands +500
USA +500
China +650
Odds For All Teams

Olympic Short Track Men’s 5,000m Relay Medal Results

Feb. 22 must have been the day of the upsets, as the Hungarian Men’s 5000m short track relay team proved by coming from way back at the start of the race, and even further back on the betting boards at legal Olympics betting sites like Bovada and Bet365, to cross the line in first place on the night of the big event. The Olympic Short Track Men’s 5000m Relay medal results were fairly standard from then on, as, after Hungary dominated and claimed gold over front runner and Olympics host South Korea, that left the Canadian team the chance to swoop in and grab the silver medal. China’s men’s relay team also did well, performing above expectations to get bronze after outlasting several higher-ranked teams like the USA and the one hailing from the Netherlands. As Hungary wasn’t even in the top five teams most likely to win this race, the odds are good that if you put any kind of money on the Magyars then you made out pretty darn well when it was time to cash out your winning ticket.

Olympic Men’s 5,000m Short Track Results

Hugary

China

Canada

What Events Makeup Short Track Speed Skating At the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Games?

The events involved in Short Track Speed Skating are split between men’s, and women’s individual and team races. The individual race lengths are the same for both as there are competitions in the 500 meter, 1,000 meter, and the 1,500 meter. The team races are a 5,000-meter relay for the men and a 3,000-meter relay for the women.

What Are The Rules For Olympic Short Track Speed Skating?

Short Track Speed Skating will take place at the Gangneung Ice Arena in PyeongChang and the rules for the sport are fairly simple. The shorter races, like the 500 m, and the 1,000 m, feature four participants, while the longer races like the 1,500m allow up to eight participants with what’s called a “Mass Start”. A mass start is just as it sounds, all athletes start at the same time and race not against the clock, but against each other. The winner is whichever athlete crosses the finish line first and only two or three participants from each race can go on to the next round.

Things that are against the rules are pushing, skating off track, impeding assistance, kicking, missing equipment, and false starts (two false starts and you are disqualified).

Who Are The Favorites In Short Track Speed Skating For The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games?

While the odds for who will win these short track speed skating events have not yet been decided, we can still infer who will be the team to watch due to past performances. In the 2014 Sochi Olympics, the Russian men’s relay team took home gold, and the women’s relay saw South Korea take the top spot so they are obvious contenders to repeat. As far as the individual races go, the name that sticks out is Russian’s Victor An, who won gold in the men’s 500m, the 1,000m and took bronze in the 1,500. The total medal count for this event points heavily in the direction of the Republic of Korea, as they have accumulated 42 medals over the years. Second place is China with 30, followed closely by Canada with 28.

Can American Players Legally Wager On The 2018 PyeongChang Short Track Speed Skating Events?

Absolutely, Americans can legally wager on short track speed skating events during the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Games. Though the odds for said events are not yet posted, we have still provided the best available sportsbooks below so players can take their time to choose which site they like the most. This is a good chance to get an early jump on your 2018 winter Olympics knowledge and study up to prepare for the wagers you may place when that time comes.

2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics - Short Track Speed Skating Event Quick Facts

  • Started by Canada and the United States as early as 1905.
  • Became part of the Olympic program in 1992 at the Albertville games in France, with two individual events and two relays.
  • Was a demonstration sport at the 1988 Olympic Games in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
  • Takes place on an 111.12m track in a 960x30m ice rink (conventional rink is 400m).
  • Great Britain, France, Australia, Belgium, and Japan also deserve credit as they helped develop the sport. by participating in international competitions before the sport was actually recognized by the International Skating Union.
Short Track Speed Skating Events Schedule - 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics
February 10th Men's 1500 m Final / Ladies' 500 m Qualification / Ladies' 3000 m Relay Qualification
February 13th Ladies' 500 m Final - Men's 1000 m Qualification - Men's 5000 m Relay Qualification
February 17th Ladies' 1500 m Final . Men's 1000 m Final
February 20th Ladies' 1000 m Qualification - Men's 500 m Qualification / Ladies' 3000 m Relay Final
February 22nd Men's 500 m Final / Ladies' 1000 m Final / Men's 5000 m Relay Final
Short Track Speed Skating

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