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 14 on Friday.
The No.1 seed in the women’s middleweight division, Lauren Price has swept all before her. She has two unanimous decision wins in Tokyo and has not lost since 2018. Down to the final four she is the one to beat.
The No.1 sprinter in the world. The Russian won the Nations Cup spring in July and the European Championships in November 2020. She will be looking to atone for her 8th in Rio but she did pick up a silver in the team’s event.
Spaniard Katir is the new rising star of the middle distance scene and his youthful aggression should hold him in good stead. He ran fourth in Florence and will have the freshest legs in the race having passed both the 1500 and 10000.
Team GB remarkably had two men disqualified during the 100m including Zharnel Hughes in the final. They have three sub-10 men in the team and can go far better than the 38.27 they have run this year. Look overs.
This is money for old rope. Jamaica ran the trifecta in the 100m and won’t be losing this for any other reason than self-implosion. The WR is in danger here. Give the great Shelly-Anne Fraser-Price another gold.
Shaunae Miller-Uibo pulled out the run of a lifetime to post the best time this year in April but not sure she should be $1.20 in a red-hot race. Quanera Hayes won the 400m at the US trials and has two of the top 13 times this year.
Matej Toth (SVK) – Men’s 50km Walk
Slovakian race walker back to defend his 50km gold medal won at Rio. He took some time off in 2018 but then set a world-leading time in 2020. Only Satoshi Mauro has bettered it this year. Looks to have snuck under the radar.