Tokyo Olympics: Women's 100m track preview
The women's 100-meter race takes place on Thursday, July 29, at the Tokyo Olympics.
The market's identified a clear-cut favorite amid a deep field, but is the chalk the way to go?
Let's dive into the odds and break down the competition.
Odds to win gold
|Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM)||-110|
|Elaine Thompson-Herah (JAM)||+160|
|Dina Asher-Smith (GBR)||+450|
|Blessing Okagbare (NGR)||+900|
|Marie-Josee Ta Lou (CIV)||+900|
|Shericka Jackson (JAM)||+900|
|Javianne Oliver (USA)||+5000|
|Murielle Ahoure (CIV)||+5000|
|Dafne Schippers (NED)||+6500|
|Teahna Daniels (USA)||+9000|
|Kelly-Ann Baptiste (TTO)||+20000|
|Carina Horn (RSA)||+20000|
|Tynia Gaither (BAH)||+20000|
|Mujinga Kambundji (SUI)||+20000|
|Gina Luckenkemper (GER)||+20000|
|Daryll Neita (GBR)||+20000|
|Rodah Njobvu (ZAM)||+25000|
|Wei Yongli (CHN)||+25000|
|Tebogo Mamathu (RSA)||+25000|
|Ge Manqi (CHN)||+25000|
|Ivet Lalova-Collio (BGR)||+30000|
|Tatjana Pinto (GER)||+30000|
|Asha Philip (GBR)||+30000|
|Marije Van Hunenstjin (NED)||+50000|
|Gina Bass (GAM)||+50000|
|Ewa Swoboda (POL)||+50000|
|Salome Kora (SUI)||+50000|
|Liang Xiaojing (CHN)||+50000|
This is Jamaica's medal to lose. Three athletes are listed at 9-1 or shorter, headlined by generational talent, Fraser-Pryce (-110).
The 34-year-old owns more global titles in the 100-meter than any other female in sprinter history and has a solid overall track record in the Olympics: two golds, three silvers, and a bronze. Fraser-Pryce has also dominated the World Championships, racking up nine gold medals and another pair of silvers.
Fraser-Pryce - the first mother to win a world title in the 100-meter race in 2019 - can also become the oldest flat sprint champion of all time with a victory at Tokyo.
Her biggest competition is teammate Thompson-Herah (+160), who just this month edged out Fraser-Pryce in the Gyulai Istvan Memorial.
Then there's Jackson (+900), who ran the fastest time of anyone (10.91 seconds) in the opening round at the Jamaican Olympic trials. The 27-year-old was awarded bronze in the 400m in the 2016 circuit.
After Jackson, there's a substantial drop-off in the odds to 50-1.
There isn't a sleeper down the list worth betting, but one flier to consider is Okagbare (+900). She came up empty in both the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, but just recently tied Fraser-Pryce's mark of 10.63 in the 100-meter; she has the speed to win gold and pull off the upset.
Alex Kolodziej is a betting writer for theScore. Find him on Twitter @AjKolodziej.