The Wolf has been hard at it doing Olympics form, hunting for winners in sports from archery to weightlifting and everything in between. Here are The Wolf’s Tokyo 2020 tips for Day 10 on Monday.
Super young shooter from India. Won the Junior World Cup in 2018 and has stepped up to open class in style with a World Cup gold this year and an Asian Championships bronze in 2019.
A star on the rise, Puerto Rican hurdles sensation Jasemine Camacho-Quinn looks a good thing to win the 100m hurdles. She has five of the top 11 times this year and has five of the top six that aren’t notably wind impacted. Hard to see her getting rolled.
Kibiwot will be looking to continue the long and storied tradition of Kenya in the men’s 3000m steeplechase, a race they have claimed gold in at every Olympics they have participated in since Tokyo in 1964. Kibiwot has the second fastest time this year. You know the Kenyans will be peaking at the right time.
The hammer throw looks a brilliant contest between the two elite Poles and rising American Rudy Winkler. Will be laying the American with a fair degree of confidence. The even money fave is Pawel Fajdek but Nowicki has beaten him in 10 of their last 16 meetings and did claim the bronze in Rio.
The women’s 200m is a wide-open affair. Gabby Thomas is deserving of favouritism but is far too short. Shelly-Anne Fraser-Price has not won an Olympic gold over 200m. Looking wide and going with American Jenna Prandini at a big price. She has run the fourth fastest time over 200m in 2021.
Gold will come down to a battle between the Chinese pair. The outsider Wang Zongyuan looks the value. He beat his compatriot in the trials with ease. In a two-horse race this looks a fairly nice price.