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 3 on Monday.
Chinese lifter Quiyun is short but not nearly short enough. She holds the world record, she is unbeaten in major competition in recent years and lifts at least 10kg better than the closest competitor. Just wins and is perfect to fill out some Monday Olympic multis.
Fascinating Ukranian star who is the No.1 female sabre wielder in the world, a member of the national team since the tender age of 14 and a renowned politician. She claimed bronze at Rio and has been dominant since. Won the Grand Prix and a World Cup last season and the World Champs, a Grand Prix and a World Cup the year prior.
The short odds actually seem a spoil here. Legend Katie Ledecky has long dominated this event but Titmus swam the second fastest time in history at the Trials with a sizzling 3:56.90. Ledecky has not run sub 3:59 since mid-2018. The Australian should etch herself into history here.
Outstanding race with four genuine chances. Australian Kaylee McKeown is a deserved favourite after smashing the world record at the Australian trials. That was a very fast pool though. Masse recorded the fourth fastest time of all-time this year and was just 0.07s shy of McKeown’s Sydney Open swim.
A moral to fill out any multis. A very short price but it looks plenty of value for someone who has swum the 11 fastest and 17 of the 21 fastest times over the distance in history. She will not be losing.
The men’s 200m freestyle is a wide open affair and local hope Katsuhiro Masumoto looks a major chance here. He has twice broken the Japanese record this year and his swim at the national champs was the third fastest 200m of the year and just 0.18s shy of favourite Duncan Scott.