- Brazil’s Agatha and Duda are the +380 favorites to win the Olympic women’s beach volleyball gold medal
- Agatha won a silver medal five years ago on home soil at Rio in the 2016 Summer Games
- Brazil has won a record seven medals in Olympic women’s beach volleyball
When it comes to Olympic women’s beach volleyball, two nations have dominated the podium. Brazil has won a record seven medals in the sport. The USA has won three of the six gold medals awarded since beach volleyball became an Olympic sport in 1996.
Expectations are that these traditional powers will again be in the medal hunt at the Tokyo Summer Games. The Brazilian tandem of Agatha Bednarzcuk and Eduarda “Duda” Santos Lisboa are the +380 gold-medal favorites in the Women’s Olympic Beach Volleyball odds.
Americans Alix Klineman and April Ross are the +600 third betting choices to earn the gold medal. Make sure to check out the latest sportsbook promos to ensure you are optimizing your winnings.
Olympic Women’s Beach Volleyball Odds
|Team (Country)||Odds at DraftKings|
|Artacho Del Solar/Clancy (Australia)||+700|
|Ana Patricia/Rebecca (Brazil)||+1100|
|Heidrich/A. Verge-Depre (Switzerland)||+1200|
|Wang/XY Xia (China)||+4000|
|Hermannova/Slukova (Czech Republic)||+5000|
|Menegatti/Orsi Toth (Italy)||+20000|
|XX Wang/Xue (China)||+30000|
Odds as of July 22nd
The Olympic beach volleyball tournament gets underway on July 24 and continues through August 8.
Brazilians in Form
Agatha and Duda have posted podium finishes in five of seven tournaments so far this season. That includes a pair of victories. They are #1 in the FIVB world rankings. Yet they come to Tokyo as the third seed in the Olympic tournament.
At 38, Agatha is the veteran of this tandem. She won a silver medal in Rio paired with Barbara Seixas. Agatha and Duda became a team in 2017, the year after the Rio Summer Games.
Duda, 22, is the rising star of the sport. She’s won four World Tour events and reached 13 podiums. Duda was voted the FIVB Top Rookie in 2016. She won a gold medal at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics.
Agatha and Duda are a perfect 4-0 in matches against the other three teams in their pool.
Last Five Olympic Women’s Volleyball Winners
Canadians Are World Champs
Canada has never won an Olympic medal in women’s beach volleyball. In fact, there’s never been a Canadian team that’s finished in the top four.
That should change in Tokyo. The Canadian tandem of Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Parades are the reigning world champions. They’re also the #1 seeds in the Olympic tourney.
Sarah Pavan says partner Melissa Humana-Parades is a star in their post-match interview at #Hamburg2019
— CBC Olympics (@CBCOlympics) July 4, 2019
Pavan has previous Olympic playing experience. Paired with Heather Bansley, they finished fifth at Rio.
Pavan and Humana-Parades own a 75-28 (72.82%) record during the Olympic qualifying period. That includes a 35-17 (67.31%) mark against teams with Olympic experience.
Americans Look to Get Back on Top
The USA’s three Olympics run of gold medals ended in Rio. The US tandem of April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings ended up with the bronze medal.
After the last Olympics, Ross endured an acrimonious split with Walsh Jennings. Ross found her new teammate Alix Klineman. The latter was making the transition from indoor volleyball.
Over the Olympic qualifying period, Ross and Klineman won more gold medals (five) than any other team. They earned victories in 70% of their matches against teams with Olympic experience.
Their average tournament finish is a remarkable 3.94. However, they haven’t won a gold medal since Doha in March. As well, they lost the World Championship final to Pavan and Humana-Parades.
Value Bets to Consider
Switzerland’s Joana Heidrich & Anouk Vergé-Dépré (+1200) are the reigning 2020 European champions. Both have been to the Olympics with different partners. They show just a 50% success rate against fellow Olympians, though.
– Germany will have 2 flag-bearers at the opening ceremony for the first time at #Tokyo2020
– Laura Ludwig was a beach volleyball champion at Rio 2016
– Patrick Hausding is the record European diving champion
– They were selected via public vote
Teamwork makes the dream work 🤝 pic.twitter.com/eayehtKN3P
— DW Sports (@dw_sports) July 22, 2021
Germany’s Laura Ludwig was the 2016 gold medalist with Kira Walkenhorst. She’s back with a new partner, Margareta Kozuch. Ludwig is also back from maternity leave. They’re at +1000.
The Brazilian tandem of Ana Patricia Ramos and Rebecca Silva (+1100) arrived in Tokyo on a roll. They won gold and silver in their last two events.
Pick: Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Parades (+500)
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