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Great Britain 7-1 to better London gold medal tally

Leading bookmaker Coral make Great Britain 7-1 to pick up more than the 29 gold medals they won in London at the 2016 Olympics in Rio which begins this week. Great Britain collected a total of 65 medals overall at the 2012 Olympics and they are 5-2 with Coral to better that tally in Brazil.

Mo Farah is odds-on at 2-5 to repeat his feat in London by winning gold in the men’s 5,000m and the men’s 10,000m. In the women’s heptathlon, there is very little in the betting between Jessica Ennis-Hill and Katarina Johnson-Thompson who can be backed at 13-8 and 2-1, respectively, while in the men’s 100m, Usain Bolt is 8-15 to come out on top again.

In cycling, Chris Froome is evens with Coral to add to his Tour de France success this year by winning gold in the men’s time trial, Lizzie Armitstead is 9-2 to win the women’s road race, while Jason Kenny can be backed at 7-4 to land the gold medal in the men’s sprint inside the velodrome.

“The betting suggests Great Britain aren’t going to have as much success as they did four years ago in London. They do though have some strong gold medal hopes as Mo Farah is odds-on to complete the men’s 5,000m and 10,000m double once again, there should be a fascinating battle between Jessica Ennis-Hill and Katarina Johnson-Thompson in the women’s heptathlon where there is very little to separate the British pair in the betting, while Usain Bolt is odds-on to remain the fastest man on the planet with gold in the men’s 100m,” said Coral’s John Hill.

*Olympic specials

**Great Britain to better their 65 medals tally of 2012 Olympics

5-2

**Great Britain to better their 29 gold medals won in 2012 Olympics

7-1

**Most gold medals won

1-5 USA, 7-2 China, 66-1 Russia, 80-1 Great Britain, 100-1 Australia, Germany, 150-1 France, 200-1 Bar

**Most medals won

1-12 USA, 6-1 China, 50-1 Russia, 100-1 Great Britain, 125-1 Australia, 150-1 Germany, 20-1 Bar

**Great Britain total gold medals won

8-11 Under 18.5, Ebs Over 18.5

*Athletics

**Men’s 100m

8-15 Usain Bolt, 13-8 Justin Gatlin, 10-1 Yohan Blake, 16-1 Trayvon Bromwell, 22-1 Bar

**Men’s 200m

2-5 Usain Bolt, 4-1 Justin Gatlin, 6-1 LaShawn Merritt, 20-1 Yohan Blake, 25-1 Bar

**World record to be broken in men’s 100m

8-1

**World record to be broken in men’s 200m

12-1

**Mo Farah to win gold in men’s 5,000m

1-4

**Mo Farah to win gold in men’s 10,000m

1-4

**Mo Farah to win gold in the men’s 5,000m and men’s 10,000m

2-5

**Greg Rutherford to win gold in men’s long jump

2-1

**Women’s heptathlon

13-8 Jessica Ennis-Hill, 2-1 Katarina Johnson-Thompson, 3-1 Bar

*Cycling

**Men’s sprint

7-4 Jason Kenny, 3-1 Matthew Glatzer, 5-1 Denis Dmitriev, Gregory Bauge, 10-1 Jeffrey Hoogland, 16-1 Damian Zielinski, Francois Pervis, 33-1 Bar.

**Men’s team pursuit

4-7 Great Britain, 6-4 Australia, 14-1 New Zealand, 20-1 Switzerland, 33-1 Denamrk, 50-1 Bar

**Women’s team pursuit

4-6 USA, Great Britain, 11-2 Australia, 16-1 Canada, 25-1 New Zealand, 100-1 Poland, 150-1 Bar

**Women’s road race

4-1 Anna van der Breggan, 9-2 Lizzie Armitstead, 5-1 Marianne Vos, 11-2 Megan Guarnier, 10-1 Emma Johansson, Evelyn Stevens, 14-1 Elisa Longo Borghini, 16-1 Bar

**Men’s time trial

Evs Chris Froome, 13-8 Tom Dumoulin, 6-1 Tony Martin, 8-1 Rohan Dennis, 14-1 Vasil Kiriyenka, 22-1 Fabian Cancellara, 25-1 Primoz Roglic, 33-1 Bar

*Diving

**Men’s 10m platform

11-10 Aisen Chen, 6-5 Bo Qiu, 9-1 Tom Daley, 16-1 David Boudia, 33-1 Bar

*Golf

**Men’s tournament

11-2 Henrik Stenson, 7 Sergio Garcia, 12 Rickie Fowler, Justin Rose, 14 Bubba Watson, 16 Patrick Reed, Matt Kuchar, 16 Martin Kaymer, 20 Danny Willett, 25 Bar

ENDS

Further contact information:

John Hill 07889 645520