2020 Tokyo Olympics: Sailing and Windsurfing Betting Preview

2020 Tokyo Olympics: Sailing and Windsurfing Betting Preview

The sailing and windsurfing competitions at the Olympics begin on July 24 with the Men’s RS:X race. Kiran Badloe of the Netherlands is a big favorite to win gold at -165. Italy’s Mattia Camboni is +500, with Poland’s Piotr Myszka at +640, and France’s Thomas Goyard is +1100. It’s time to take a closer look at our Oymlypics betting update so you can get ready to bet against MyBookies’s Sailing odds and Windsurfing odds.

Sailing and Windsurfing Odds Analysis | 2020 Tokyo Olympics Betting

Windsurfing Betting Odds and Analysis

Badloe won gold in this event at each of the last three World Championships after taking silver in 2018. He has also taken gold at two of the last three European Championships. The defending Olympic champion, Dorian van Rijsselberghe of the Netherlands, is not competing in Tokyo. 

Camboni took silver at the 2021 World Championships and again at the 2021 European Championships. He won this event at the 2018 European Championships and finished 10 at the last Olympics. 

Myszka took fourth at the 2016 Olympics, just two points away from a medal. The 35-year old won gold at the 2010 and 2016 World Championships with a silver in 2011.

The women’s RS:X is on July 25. China’s Lu Yunxiu is +175 as the favorite, ahead of Netherland’s Lillian De Geus at +225. France’s Charline Picon is +440, and Katy Spychakov is +650. Picon is the defending Olympic champion, but de Geus won at the 2018 World Championships, ahead of Picon and Yunxiu. 

At the 2020 RS:X World Championships, de Geus won again, with Picon in second. In April 2021, de Geus defended her title in Cadiz, Spain, with Picon taking third. Yunxiu won at the 2019 Worlds, and Israel’s Katy Spychakov (+650) took second in both 2019 and 2021. 

Sailing Betting Odds and Analysis

On the sailing side, the women’s Laser Radial is on July 24, with the Netherlands’ Marit Bouwmeester as the favorite at +195. Denmark’s Anne-Marie Rindom is +250 with Belgium’s Emma Passchaert at +600. Bouwmeester is the defending Olympic champion while Rindom took bronze back in 2016, and Plasschaert beat them both at the 2018 Worlds. 

The men’s Laser Radial is on July 25. Australia’s Matthew Wearn is favored at +260, ahead of Germany’s Philipp Buhl at +400. France’s Jean-Baptiste Bernaz is +450, and New Zealand’s Sam Meech is +600. Meech is the only returning medalist among the favorites, having won bronze in 2016. 

Sailing continues on July 26 with the first team event, the women’s 49er/FX. Brazil is the favorite at +265, with the Netherlands at +330 and Spain is +415. Brazil won the race on their home course at the 2016 Olympics, ahead of New Zealand and Denmark, 

The men’s Finn is on July 27, with Great Britain’s Giles Scott as the favorite at +230. The Netherlands’ Nicholas Heiner is +250, Hungary’s Zsombor Berecz is +400, and New Zealand’s Josh Junior is +425. Scott won the race back at the 2016 Olympics and has four World Championship golds to go with three titles at the European Championships. Berecz won the 2019 World Championships.

The men’s 49er Gold is also on July 27, the first team competition. New Zealand is a large favorite at -290 ahead of Spain at +645 and Great Britain at +780. New Zealand is the defending champion, having edged out Australia and Germany back in 2016. 

The last team events are on July 28, with the men’s and women’s 470 gold. In the men’s race, Australia is the favorite at -105, ahead of Spain at +375, and Sweden at +540. Croatia won this race in 2016 ahead of Australia and Greece, but the Croatians didn’t qualify this time around. 

France is the favorite on the women’s side at +300 with Great Britain at +325, and the host nation Japan at +350. Great Britain won this race back in 2016 ahead of New Zealand and France. 


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