- Women’s Olympic Rowing starts Friday, July 23rd, 2021 (Thursday in North America)
- See the odds for single sculls, coxless pair, coxed eight, and many more competitions
- Who are the best bets and teams to watch?
The long anticipated 2020 Olympics from Tokyo, Japan are finally upon us. Having been completely wiped out from the sports calendar last year due to COVID-19, the world’s best will convene and there are plenty of women’s rowing events taking place. You can bet on a plethora of heats, including single, double & quadruple sculls, along with coxless pair, four, and coxed eight races.
Which countries are favored to win medals, and how do the United States competitors stack up against their competition? Read on to see the odds and bets to make for the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
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- Women’s Single Sculls / Women’s Double Sculls
- Women’s Quadruple Sculls / Women’s Coxless Pair
- Women’s Coxless Four / Women’s Coxed Eight
|Competitor||Odds at DraftKings|
|Hanna Prakatsen (ROC)||+160|
|Sanita Puspure (IRL)||+185|
|Emma Twigg (NZL)||+500|
|Kara Kohler (USA)||+700|
|Jeannine Gmelin (SUI)||+2000|
|Magdalena Lobnig (AUT)||+2000|
|Carling Zeeman (CAN)||+2000|
|Victoria Thornley (GBR)||+2500|
|Jiang Yan (CHN)||+3500|
|Tatsiana Klimovich (BLR)||+6500|
All odds as of July 22nd at DraftKings
Hanna Prakatsen Favored in First Year
Hanna Prakatsen’s stock has shot up this season, as she’s gone unbeaten, winning the European Olympic Qualifying Regatta and the European Championships. Though she’s been dominant, it’s very rare for a competitor to enter the single sculls field and win it all right away.
American Kara Kohler has the fourth shortest odds of the contenders at +700 which could merit some serious consideration. With Ireland’s Sanita Puspure neck-and-neck with Prakatsen, taking her with a little more value, considering she’s been dominant the last few years, seems like the more prudent play.
Pick: Sanita Puspure (+185)
|Nicoleta-Ancuta Bodnar & Simona Radis [ROU]||+125|
|Brooke Donoghue & Hannah Osborne [NZL]||+125|
|Genevra Stone & Kristina Wagner [USA]||+1400|
|Donata Karaliene & Milda Valciukaite [LTU]||+1400|
|Roos De Jong & Lisa Scheenaard [NED]||+1400|
|Gabrielle Smith & Andrea Proske [CAN]||+3500|
|Ekaterina Pitirimova & Ejaterina Kurochkina [ROC]||+4000|
|Amanda Bateman & Tara Rigney [AUS]||+6500|
|Leonie Menzel & Annekatrin Thiele [GER]||+9000|
|Lenka Antosova & Kristyna Fleissnerova [CZE]||+9000|
|Helene Lefebvre & Elodie Ravera-Scaramozzino [FRA]||+10000|
|Lu Shiyu & Wang Yuwei [CHN]||+15000|
Clear Two Horse Race in Double Sculls
Oddsmakers seem quite certain that the gold medal winner will either be the Romanian duo of Nicoleta-Ancuta Bodnar & Simona Radis or the Kiwis Brooke Donoghue and Hannah Osborne. Both are priced as +125 co-favorites.
The Americans Genevra Stone & Kristina Wagner are certainly worth a lot as +1400 underdogs to jet past the two favorites, but it’s hard to see them pulling it off considering they’re significantly unlikely to win.
— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) April 16, 2021
The Romanian pair are younger (22 years), compared to the wily veterans from New Zealand who are 26 and 27 respectively. A duo that isn’t as experienced as the Kiwis might be tougher to back.
New Zealand has dominated this event, as they were World Champions in 2017 and 2019. They also won every World Cup they entered throughout the 2017-2019 seasons.
Pick: Brooke Donoghue and Hannah Osborne (+125)
China Heavy Favorites to Win Quads
It will have to take something very surprising for China to lose this heat, as they’re huge -360 favorites to win over defending champion Germany.
The Chinese are the reigning World Champions and went unbeaten throughout 2019. This event is a huge one for Germany, who have always fared very well in this competition. The United States are an afterthought with super long odds of +8000.
Even though it’s hardly the sexy pick and there isn’t any value wagering on them, China is the clear favorite for a reason.
Pick: China (-360)
|Kerri Gowler & Grace Prendergast [NZL]||+160|
|Caileigh Filmer & Hillary Janssens [CAN]||+250|
|Annabelle McIntyre & Jessica Morrison [AUS]||+450|
|Helen Glover & Polly Swann [GBR]||+500|
|Adriana Ailincai & Iuliana Buhus [ROU]||+1400|
|Megan Kalmoe & Tracy Eisser [USA]||+2000|
|Fie Udby Erichsen & Hedvig Rasmussen [DEN]||+3500|
|Vasilisa Stepanova & Elena Oriabinskaia [ROC]||+4000|
|Kiri Tontodonati & Aisha Rocek [ITA]||+6500|
|Aina Cid & Virginia Diaz [ESP]||+6500|
|Christina Bourbou & Maria Kyridou [GRE]||+10000|
|Lin Xinyu & Ju Rui [CHN]||+10000|
|Monika Dukarska & Aileen Crowley [IRL]||+15000|
Four Clear Countries Battling
Attempting to pick a winner for the Women’s Coxless pair is difficult with so many competitors, but it comes down to a core four squads that would appear to have a realistic shot – New Zealand, Canada, Australia, and Great Britain.
The American contingent of Megan Kalmoe and Tracy Eisser are +2000 to win the gold, and while the veteran pair could find their way to the podium, a win is unlikely.
Combined, Tracy Eisser and @megankalmoe have been on 20 U.S. National/Olympic Teams!
— USRowing (@usrowing) July 6, 2021
With the top four squads all relatively close, why not go for a little extra value in the reigning champion Brits?
Pick: Helen Glover & Polly Swann (+500)
Australia a Formidable Foe to the Dutch
The coxless four event is returning, having not been contested since Canada won in Barcelona in 1992. The Aussies enter this race as the clear -120 favorites for gold, with the Netherlands right behind them at +340. The United States are third at +600.
The Aussies are the reigning World Champions and also won gold in 2017 and silver in 2018.
This year, the Dutch won their 3rd straight European Championships. They might have the upper edge with their experience over Australia but perhaps won’t be able to close the gap on their foes.
Pick: Australia (-120)
United States Are Strong Competitors
The reigning champions for the coxed eight is none other than the United States, and they are the slight underdog to overtake the favored Kiwis.
USA has won the last three games and nine of the last eleven World Championships. New Zealand is the reigning World Champions but the United States offer slightly more value and have proved their dominance in this event.
Pick: United States (+200)
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