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Tokyo 2020 results

  • 20 July 202122 September 2021

There were 48 Olympic gold medals on the line in Tokyo.

Our tipping competition put the athletics knowledge of some of Australia’s biggest athletics fans to the test.

We’re not an Olympic sponsor, so there were no prizes.

Nicola McDermott cleared 2.00m for the first time to set a new Australian record in the high jump at the 2021 Australian Championships in Sydney. (Photo by Steve Christo for Athletics Australia).

At the close of entries, here’s some highlights from the tips made:

  • Parochial support for Nicola McDermott as the favourite in the women’s high jump, with 33% thinking she would take out gold. Yaroslava Mahuchikh (32%) and Mariya Lasitskene (24%) were also well tipped in what will be a close competition.
  • The most tipped winner was the USA in the Men’s 4x400m with 91%, while for individual athletes it was Armand Duplantis, with 90% believing he would take out the men’s pole vault.
  • Other red hot favourites included:
    • Sydney McLaughlin (Women’s 400m hurdles, 86%)
    • Grant Holloway (Men’s 110m hurdles, 83%)
    • Johannes Vetter (Men’s Javelin, 82%)
    • Karsten Warholm (Men’s 400m hurdles, 81%)
    • Ryan Crouser (Men’s Shot Put, 79%)
    • Daniel Stahl (Men’s Discus, 79%)
    • Shaunae Miller Uibo (Women’s 400m, 76%)
  • The most open event was the women’s discus, with 25% tipping two-time champion Sandra Perkovic for victory. Valarie Allman (24%) Yaime Perez (19%) and Jorinde Van Klinken (14%) were also well supported.
  • Aside from McDermott, our tippers thought that Kelsey-Lee Barber (javelin, 25%), Stewart McSweyn (1500m, 18%), Brandon Starc (high jump, 11%), Dani Stevens (discus, 8%), Ashley Moloney (decathlon, 8%) and Catriona Bisset (800m, 8%) were Australia’s best chances for gold.
EVENTFAVOURITESUPPORT
Men’s 100mTrayvon Bromell75%
Women’s 100mShelly-Ann Fraser-Price75%
Men’s 200mNoah Lyles68%
Women’s 200mGabrielle Thomas31%
Men’s 400mMichael Norman43%
Women’s 400mShaunae Miller-Uibo76%
Men’s 800mNijel Amos49%
Women’s 800mAthing Mu51%
Men’s 1500mTimothy Cheruiyot58%
Women’s 1500mFaith Kipyegon54%
Men’s 5000mJoshua Cheptegei &
Jakob Ingrebritsen
(NB: Ingrebritsen withdrawn)
28% each
Women’s 5000mSifan Hassan47%
Men’s 10000mJoshua Cheptegei43%
Women’s 10000mLetesenbet Gidey40%
Men’s 110m hurdlesGrant Holloway83%
Women’s 100m hurdlesKendra Harrison44%
Men’s 400m hurdlesKarsten Warholm81%
Women’s 400m hurdlesSydney McLaughlin86%
Men’s 3000m steeplechaseAbraham Kibiwot38%
Women’s 3000m steeplechaseBeatrice Chepkoech43%
Men’s MarathonEliud Kipchoge72%
Women’s MarathonBrigid Kosgei36%
Men’s 20km WalkToshikazu Yamanishi32%
Women’s 20km WalkJiayu Yang44%
Men’s 50km WalkSatoshi Maruo40%
Men’s Long JumpJuan Miguel Echevarria36%
Women’s Long JumpMalaika Mihambo32%
Men’s Triple JumpPedro Pichardo44%
Women’s Triple JumpYulimar Rojas75%
Men’s High JumpMutaz Essa Barshim35%
Women’s High JumpNicola McDermott33%
Men’s Pole VaultArmand Duplantis90%
Women’s Pole VaultKatie Nageotte35%
Men’s Shot PutRyan Crouser79%
Women’s Shot PutLijiao Gong50%
Men’s DiscusDaniel Stahl79%
Women’s DiscusSandra Perkovic25%
Men’s HammerPawel Fajdek56%
Women’s HammerDeAnna Price61%
Men’s JavelinJohannes Vetter82%
Women’s JavelinMaria Andrejczyk26%
Men’s DecathlonDamian Warner54%
Women’s HeptathlonKatarina Johnson-Thompson33%
Men’s 4x100mUSA81%
Women’s 4x100mJamaica72%
Men’s 4x400mUSA91%
Women’s 4x400mUSA90%
Mixed 4x400mUSA82%
Women’s 100m winning timeMedian: 10.72

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