Olympic Skeleton Betting Odds For PyeongChang 2018

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Watching your favorite athlete rush head first down an icy slope is a thrilling spectator sport, but Olympic skeleton betting odds for PyeongChang 2018 are an equally exciting prospect. We have seen several countries take medals in the sport over the past few years and can only imagine where the betting lines will be for 2018. Rather than have to search hundreds of pages for the latest odds, favorites, and statistics, we have put everything you need in one easy to search resource.

We still have quite a bit of time before the main event, but that does not mean that you cannot get all the background information you need about betting on skeleton and making the best wager. Several Olympic betting sites will start accepting wagers from now until the 2018 Winter Games, but we can keep you up to date on where to look in the meantime.

Olympic Skeleton Betting Odds For PyeongChang 2018

Watching your favorite athlete rush head first down an icy slope is a thrilling spectator sport, but Olympic skeleton betting odds for PyeongChang 2018 are an equally exciting prospect. We have seen several countries take medals in the sport over the past few years and can only imagine where the betting lines will be for 2018. Rather than have to search hundreds of pages for the latest odds, favorites, and statistics, we have put everything you need in one easy to search resource.

With the main event around the corner, now is the time to get background information before placing your wagers on the Olympic skeleton betting odds for PyeongChang 2018. Learning more about the history and structure of the sport will help you make the smartest bets possible. More and more Olympic betting sites will start accepting wagers on skeleton the closer we get to the 2018 Winter Games, and we can provide you with all of the latest odds and resources that you need.

2018 Winter Olympics Skeleton Betting Odds – Men’s

The 2018 Winter Olympics men’s skeleton betting odds are available at Bovada for US players, and Bet365 for non-USA bettors. The Olympic betting odds for the men’s skeleton event has Sungbin Yun (KOR) as the odds-on favorite for the event after winning gold in the most recent Skeleton World Cup. With a field of twelve athletes featured on the oddsboard, you have plenty of options when it comes to 2018 Olympic skeleton betting odds.

Olympic Skeleton Betting Odds - Men

Sungbin Yun (KOR) -325
Martins Dukurs (LAT) +275
Axel Jungk (GER) +650
Tomass Dukurs (LAT) +1400
Christopher Grotheer (GER) +2500
Odds For All Competitors

Olympic Men’s Skeleton Medal Recap

All of the top bookmakers knew what they were doing when they posted Korea’s Sungbin Yun as the odds-on favorite for the men’s skeleton competition. Not only did Yun win gold with a finishing time of 3 minutes, 20.55 seconds, he also had the largest margin of victory in Skeleton history – 1.63 seconds. Russia’s Nikita Tregubov won silver in the event, while Dom Parsons’ (GBR) time of 3 minutes 22.20 seconds collected bronze.

Olympic Men’s Skeleton Results

Sungbin Yun (KOR)

Nikita Tregubov (OAR)

Dom Parsons (GBR)


2018 Winter Olympics Skeleton Betting Odds – Women’s

The 2018 Winter Olympics skeleton betting odds for the women’s event are posted for every athlete competing in the fast-paced event. Sports bettors can wager on the women’s competitor that has the fastest total time after completing all four runs. The favorite to win the women’s skeleton event at the 2018 Winter Games is Jacqueline Loelling (GER), but you can also bet on skeleton athletes like Elisabeth Vathje (+350) and Tina Hermann (GER).

Olympic Skeleton Betting Odds - Women

Jacqueline Loelling (GER) -120
Elisabeth Vathje (CAN) +350
Tina Hermann (GER) +450
Mirela Rahneva (CAN) +800
Anna Fernstaedt (GER) +1400
Odds For All Competitors

Olympic Women’s Skeleton Medal Recap

Despite being the odds-on favorite to win the women’s Olympic skeleton event, the gold medal was just out of reach for Germany's Jacqueline Loelling. Loelling won silver in the event after finishing in 3 minutes, 27.73 seconds – a half-second after the first place winner. It was Great Britain’s Lizzy Yarnold that defended her title and won consecutive gold in the event, finishing in 3 minutes, 27.28 seconds. Another Brit made the podium during the race, which was first time in Britain’s history that two athletes medaled in the same event. Laura Deas took home the bronze medal with a finishing time of 3 minutes, 27.90 seconds.

Olympic Women’s Skeleton Results

Lizzy Yarnold (GBR)

Jacqueline Loelling (GER)

Laura Deas (GBR)

What Events Makeup Skeleton at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Games?

Two events make up the schedule for Skeleton during the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Games, one for women and one for men. Different factors go into the Olympic skeleton betting odds for PyeongChang 2018, which is why getting an overview of both events is helpful. Both events involve the use of a toboggan that is controlled by the athletes’ shoulders and knees, steering them headfirst down a lengthy track. The Alpensia Sliding Centre, which is home to a total of 9 Olympic Games, is where you can catch the athletes turning icy curves on their sleds.

Men’s Skeleton

In the men’s skeleton event, a single rider lies face down while racing down the race course. There is a 115kg (253lb) maximum weight limit on the total weight of the athlete and the sled. The weight of the sled can be adjusted to 33kg (73lbs) or less, but may not exceed 43kg (94lbs). Weights are permitted to be added to the sled.

Women’s Skeleton

In women’s skeleton, the combined total weight of the sled and athlete cannot exceed 92kg (203lbs). In cases where the weight would otherwise be exceeded, athletes can adjust the weight of the sled. The weight can be 29kg (64lbs) or less, but no more than 35kg (77lbs). Women’s sleds can also have led weights added to meet weight requirements.

What Are The Rules For Olympic Skeleton?

Before exploring Olympic skeleton betting odds for PyeongChang 2018, you should understand a few rules. Skeleton is a one-man sport, consisting of a winner from the men’s and women’s divisions. Women and men have different weight requirements that they must meet with their sleds, however, the sled weights can sometimes be adjusted. Either way, the average speed per hour is 120km/hr (74.6 mph) with the track ranging from 1,200m to 1,500m.

The sleds are not equipped with brakes and attempting to slow down is grounds for disqualification, adding to the need for full body precision in their every move. The winners are determined by who has the shortest time after adding up rankings from four heats. The times count up to 1/100th of a second, so being able to gain the maximum momentum and agility is necessary to take gold in the sport.

Who Are The Favorites in Skeleton for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games?

Skeleton is one of the sports where a clear favorite is hard to name before the Olympic skeleton betting odds for PyeongChang 2018 are officially posted. Historically, the medal count is 8 USA, 6 Great Britain, and 4 Canada, but SoChi results prove that we can expect the unexpected. We can say that Great Britain has been having success with the event since its 2002 reintroduction, with Elizabeth Yarnold being the most recent to win gold in 2014. The USA made its appearance on the board taking home bronze and silver, but there is no denying that we should all keep an eye out for Great Britain as the potential favorite for Skeleton in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games.

Can American Players Legally Wager on the 2018 PyeongChang Skeleton Event?

You do not have to travel far to wager on the Olympic skeleton betting odds for PyeongChang 2018, all you need is a legitimate online sportsbook. Even if you live in Delaware or Nevada, you are unlikely to find any type of Olympic betting odds to wager on. Choosing a reputable place to wager is easy once you read through reviews and learn just how reliable online Olympic betting sites can be. We know which sites offer the earliest lines, the greatest variety of wager types, and quickest payouts available. The best way for US citizens to wager on Olympic skeleton betting odds for PyeongChang 2018 is to use an online sportsbook like Bovada or BetOnline.

2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics - Skeleton Event Quick Facts

  • The sport can be traced back to Cresta Run circa 1884 when Skeleton was a game of fun for townsmen.
  • Skeleton made its Olympic debut in the St. Moritz Winter Games of 1928.
  • Before being reintroduced in 2002, Skeleton had only appeared in the 1928 and 1948 Olympic Games.
  • “Sled Head” is a popular term used by athletes to describe suffering from frequent concussions during training sessions.
  • Up until the 2002 Salt Lake City Games, Skeleton was a men’s-only event.
  • When Amy Williams claimed skeleton gold at the 2010 Winter Games, she was the first British athlete to win an individual title in over 30 years.
Skeleton Events Schedule - 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics
February 15th Men's: Heat 1 & 2
February 16th Men's: Heat 3 & 4 / Women's: Heat 1 & 2
February 17th Women's: Heat 3 & 4
Skeleton

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