- Cate and Bronte Campbell to face off in two events at 2016 Rio Olympic Games
- Ladbrokes Australia opens betting markets surround sisters, events and teammates
Cate and Bronte Campbell enter the 2016 Rio Olympics as two of Australia’s best chances of winning gold, and Ladbrokes Australia has launched a number of unique betting markets regarding the talented sisters.
The Queenslanders will go head to head in two events at the 2016 Olympic Games but focus remains firmly on the 100m freestyle; an event that punters can take advantage of $3.50 odds for the sisters to quinella in any order at Ladbrokes.
Cate currently leads outright betting markets for the Women’s 100m at a $1.30 quote, while Bronte remains sole occupant of the second line at $6.
Cate defeated her sister in the 100m at this year’s Olympic trials in April and subsequently broke the world record at the Australia Grand Prix four weeks ago, while Bronte is the reigning world champion in the event having saluted in Kazan last year.
Ladbrokes Australia bookmaker Tony Wilmott said the team is expecting Cate Campbell to atone for her disappointment in London four years ago in a big way.
“Cate Campbell looks a huge chance to win gold in every event she contests.” Wilmott said.
“She’s been absolutely flying in the build-up and the Rio Games are looking at her mercy.”
Wilmott said if there is a danger to Cate at the Rio Olympics, it is likely to come from within the Australian camp.
“You can’t underestimate Bronte by any stretch of the imagination,” Wilmott said.
“She’s often been the bridesmaid but if the occasion proves too much for her sister, Bronte is world-class in her own right and more than capable of pouncing.”
Ladbrokes punters can back the Campbell sisters to quinella the 50m freestyle at a longer quote of $4; an event in which Cate is a clear $1.44 favourite in overall markets to win gold.
As is typically the case at an Olympic Games, Australia’s gold medal haul is expected to reach full flight in the first week of competition; largely as a result of our performances in the pool.
The Campbells will both take part in Australia’s Women’s 4x100m freestyle relay team and there is subsequently not a single swimming event at the 2016 Rio Olympic with a shorter-priced favourite.
Currently, Australia remains a clear $1.14 occupant of the top line in this market, ahead of the United States ($7) and the Ranomi Kromowidjojo-led Netherlands ($8).
Betting options are also available for how many gold medals Cate and Bronte will win respectively, while punters can have their say in similar markets for Cameron McEvoy, Emily Seebohm, Mack Horton and Mitch Larkin.