The Olympic athletics competition begins Friday, July 30, and sports fans are gearing up to wager on different events at FanDuel Sportsbook.
The Summer Olympics are defined by track and field, and the men's long jump is the evening session in Tokyo on Saturday, July 31 with fans in the USA able to watch on NBC at 6:00 a.m. ET. The long jump final is Wednesday, Aug. 2 at 10:20 a.m. (Tues, 9:20 p.m. ET USA).
Fans who want to watch and wager on the Tokyo Olympics and the track and field events can tune in to NBC Sports coverage.
Olympics Men's Long Jump
The track and field betting really kicks in with the start of the Olympic athletics competition, which is held during the last 10 days of the Tokyo Games.
The long jump competition appears wide open, but 22-year-old American JuVaughn Harrison is the favorite having sailed a lifetime best of 8.47m at the US Olympic Trials last month. The SEC indoor and outdoor champion from LSU faces still competition from 22-year-old Cuban star Juan Miguel Echevarria, who took the bronze medal at the 2019 World Championships in Doha.
The winner of that event in Doha was Tejay Gayle of Jamaica, who rose to leap 8.69m and nearly equaled that in the Jamaica Championships this year.
FanDuel Sportsbook's track and field betting odds for the triple jump are below. There are eight other competitors with odds of +10000.
Olympics Men's Long Jump Odds
1. JuVaughn Harrison (USA): +340
2. Tejay Gayle (JAM): +500
3. Juan Miguel Echevarria (CUB): +550
4. Maykel Masso (CUB): +850
5. Marquis Dendy (USA): +1300
6. Yuki Hashioka (JPN): +1700
7. Carey McLeod (JAM): +1900
8. Thobias Montier (SWE): +2500
9. Steffin McCarter (USA): +2500
10. Ruswhai Samaai (RSA): +5000
11. Lester Lescay (CUB): +6000
12. Samory Fraga (BRA): +6000
13. Cheswill Johnson (RSA): +7500
14. Huang Changzhou (CHN): +7500
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