- China looks to dominate the men’s diving events at the Tokyo Olympics and currently hold -250 odds to win the synchronized 3m, and -400 odds to win the synchronized 10m.
- China is led by Xie Siyi (-160) in the 3m individual and Yang Jian (-120) in the 10m individual.
TOKYO - The best divers in the world are on their way to the Olympic Games to attempt to dethrone the dynasty that China has built in the sport in international competition.
China won seven of a possible eight gold medals in diving at Rio 2016 and is back once again as the heavy favorite on the online sportsbooks.
For the men’s competition, there are four events: a team synchronized dive off the 3m springboard, an individual dive of the 3m board, and then the same for the 10m board.
Odds for all these events show China and their athletes as the heavy favorites.
Diving Synchronized 3m Springboard Men Winner
- China -250
- Great Britain +225
- Germany +750
- Mexico +1200
- USA +1400
- ROC (Russian Olympic Committee) +1600
China comes in as a huge -250 favorite in the 3m synch event, while also holding the favorites in the individual 3 meter event as well. They are led in the 3 meter by Xie Siyi, who is a four-time world champion and holds multiple records for high scores throughout world competition.
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The biggest challenger to China’s Xie Siyi is Team GBR’s Jack Laugher, who still has an outside shot at the podium with +200 odds for gold.
Diving Individual 3m Springboard Men Winner
- Xie Siyi -160
- Wang Zongyuan +125
- Jack Laugher +200
- Patrick Hausding +700
- Oleh Kolodiy +1200
- Rommel Pacheco +1200
- Evgenii Kuznetsov +1600
- Oleg Kolodiy +2000
Higher above the water, China is even a bigger favorite to dominate the team competition on the 10-meter springboard.
Those looking to bet on the Olympics at online gambling sites will have great odds for any other team but China, who sits at a massive -400 in this event.
Diving Synchronized 10m Platform Men Winner
- China -400
- Great Britain +450
- ROC (Russian Olympic Committee) +800
- Canada +1400
- South Korea +2000
- Ukraine +2000
In the individual event, there is the potential for a bit of parity, as China’s Yang Jian is only a -120 favorite to win gold.
Jian is the current world champion, but must defend his title against four-time Olympian Tom Daley of Team GBR.
Diving Individual 10m Platform Men Winner
- Yang Jian -120
- Tom Daley +200
- Cao Yuan +220
- Aleksandr Bondar +800
- Oleksii Sereda +1200
- Viktor Minibaev +2000
- Brandon Loschiavo +2500
The battle between Jian and Daley will likely be the most hotly contested feud on the diving board this Olympics.