Jamaicans Jackson, Thompson-Herah Lead Women’s 200m Odds

  • The top-ranked women’s 200m runner is out with injury, leaving Shericka Jackson as the -180 favorite for gold.
  • The USA is tied with Jamacia for the most gold and total medals in the event, with US runner Abby Steiner having +650 odds to win.
  • Out of the 17 events that have occurred, the gold has been won by the same athlete in back-to-back years three times, with Dina Asher-Smith having +1600 odds to make it happen a fourth time.

EUGENE, Ore. – The 2022 World Athletic Competition continues all day with the woman’s 200m taking place Monday night. Shericka Jackson is the current heavy favorite for the event, and Olympic medal holder from Jamaica has -180 odds to win Gold.

She also has the third highest score out of the world rankings for the woman’s 200m event. Elaine Thompson-Herah has the second highest score, having +190 odds to win the event outright.
Elaine brought the silver medal home to Jamacia during the event in 2015 in Beijing,

Injuries Lead To Gold Up For Betting Grabs

The current world rankings have Namibian athlete Christine Mboma as number one, with the highest total score. She is going to miss this event due to injury, leaving room for other competitors to receive a medal, even if they have longer odds.

Bettors can place online wagers on the event on the outright winner, with most online sportsbooks not offering odds for each individual qualifying round.

Women’s 200m Betting Odds – World Champs

  • Shericka Jackson (JAM) -180
  • Elaine Thompson-Herah (JAM) +190
  • Abby Steiner (USA) +650
  • Dina Asher Smith (GBR) +1600
  • Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM) +1600
  • Shaunae Miller-Uibo (BAH) +2000
  • Tamara Clark (USA) +4000
  • Favour Ofili (NGR) +5000
  • Jenna Prandini (USA) +6600
  • Mujinga Kambundji (SUI) +8000
  • Marie-Josee Ta Lou (CIV) +10000
  • Aminatou Seyni (NIG) +15000

Betting On The Underdogs

Taking place in the United States for the first time, Abby Steiner is the US runner with the shortest betting odds for the title, at +650. The last time a US 200m women’s competition resulted in Gold going to the US, Allyson Felix took home the medal in Japan.

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However, the US is tied for the most Gold Medals in the event with Jamaica, and tied for the most total medals.

When the event took place last in 2019, Dina Asher-Smith won gold, and her +1600 odds are having value as an underdog. Historically, this event has seen runners win in back-to-back championships, with the 2015 and 2017 gold going to Dafne Schippers from Netherlands.

US runner Allyson Felix won the gold three years in a row, from 2005-2009 and Merlene Ottey became the first to win the event in back-to-back years from 1993-1995.