Tokyo Olympics: Men's 100m dash preview

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The men's 100m dash at the Tokyo Games is slated for July 30, and there's a clear-cut favorite atop the oddsboard.

Here are the prices to win the gold medal, as well as a breakdown of the field.

Odds to win Gold

Athlete Odds
Trayvon Bromell (USA) +140
Ronnie Baker (USA) +350
Akani Simbine (RSA) +1000
Andre De Graase (CAN) +1000
Fred Kerley (USA) +1600
Marcell Jacobs (ITA) +2000
Zharnel Hughes (GBR) +2500
Su Bingtian (CHN) +2500
Yohan Blake (JAM) +3500
Chijindu Ujah (GBR) +3500
Tiotliso Leotelela (RSA) +5000
Divine Oduduru (NGR) +5000
Jimmy Vicaut (FRA) +5000
Reece Prescod (GBR) +6500
Ryota Yamagata (JPN) +6600
Ferdinand Omurwu (KEN) +10000
Adam Gemili (GBR) +15000
Aaron Brown (CAN) +15000
Emmanuel Matadi (LBR) +15000

Competition breakdown

The United States is well-represented, with three athletes priced 16-1 or shorter.

Bromell, the best of the bunch and odds-on favorite, got a nice tuneup before the event, winning the Diamond League meet in Great Britain with a time of 9.98 seconds. The 26-year-old edged out a handful of contenders he'll see in Tokyo, including Canada's De Grasse and fellow countrymen Baker and Kerley.

Injuries plagued Bromell over the past couple of years, but he appears to be back in elite shape. If he can't get it done, one of his two teammates might.

Baker and Kerley earned the second and third spots for Team USA after posting times of 9.85 and 9.86 seconds, respectively, at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials. Both results were personal bests for the pair.

Jamaica's Usain Bolt reigned supreme at the 2016 Rio Games, in a field that included De Grasse (third), Blake (fourth), Simbine (fifth), Vicaut (seventh), and Bromell (eighth).

Simbine, in particular, is peaking at the right time, recently setting an African record in the 100m with a 9.84 time. He also ran anchor for South Africa's gold-medal win in the 2021 World Athletics Relays held in Poland this past May.

Blake, meanwhile, is another long shot with plenty of experience. The silver-medal winner from the 2012 circuit also became the youngest 100m champion following a victory in the World Championships the year prior.

Alex Kolodziej is a betting writer for theScore. Find him on Twitter @AjKolodziej.

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