Team USA Olympic Athlete Spotlight: Alise Willoughby

  • Alise Willoughby has +350 odds to win the Women’s BMX race in the Summer Olympics.
  • Alise Willoughby is a two-time BMX World Champion Gold Medalist.

TOKYO — With the 2021 Summer Olympics slowly approaching, there are different events and athletes that sports bettors should be eyeing for a potential profit. One of the events and athletes to focus on is Alise Willoughby in the Women’s BMX race.

Willoughby is no stranger to the Olympic games as she has been a part of the USA Women’s BMX team since 2012. In 2012, she placed 12 in the race and had a huge bounce back in the 2016 games having earned the silver medal for the United States.

Online sportsbooks have taken note of her enormous leap and have listed her odds accordingly with the second shortest odds to win the race in the 2021 games.

Tokyo 2021 Women’s BMX Race

  • Laura Smulders (NED) +250
  • Alise Willoughby (USA) +350
  • Mariana Pajon (COL) +750
  • Axelle Etienne (FRA) +1100
  • Payton Ridenour (USA) +1100
  • Judy Baauw (NED) +1400
  • Felicia Stancil (USA) +1600
  • Merel Smulders (NED) +1600
  • Natalia Afremova (ROC) +1600
  • Saya Sakakibara (AUS) +1800

Getting into Willoughby’s previous accomplishments that back up her Olympic odds, aside from being a two-time Olympian, she has years of BMX World Championship experience.

Alise Willoughby has taken part in the BMX World Championship every year from 2010-2019 except 2011. In those nine competitions, she has been awarded five medals including 2 bronze medals, a silver medal, and 2 gold medals with her most recent outing in 2019 being gold.

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In addition to her latest accomplishments, Willoughby was receiving national recognition at a young age.

In 2006, at the age of 15, Willoughby became the first female to win the Rookie Pro of the Year by BMXer Magazine. She was also the youngest to win the American Bicycle Association National Championship at 15 years of age as well.

With all of her accomplishments and previous Olympic experience, bettors should feel more than comfortable betting on Willoughby to win the race for a nice profit.

The Women’s BMX Race event is set to begin on Wednesday, July 28 at 9 p.m. EST and will be broadcasted on NBC.