2021 Olympics Track & Field Odds, Preview, Schedule: When To Catch Races, Events in Tokyo
Patrick Smith/Getty Images. Pictured: Athing Mu.
No sport defines the Summer Olympics more than track and field, although this year’s edition of the Games will look very different.
Instead of a packed Olympic Stadium, the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo will have no spectators. That doesn’t mean there won’t be huge excitement on the track.
Here’s a full schedule for events in track and field in Tokyo, including a breakdown of odds for events that have them available.
Friday, July 30
|Men’s 10,000m||7:30 a.m. ET|
Saturday, July 31
|Men’s Discus||7:15 a.m. ET|
|4 x 400m Mixed Relay||8:35 a.m. ET|
|Women’s 100m||8:50 a.m. ET|
|Women’s Shot Put||9:35 p.m. ET|
Sweden’s Daniel Stahl is the favorite in the men’s discus at -195 on FanDuel. The top American is Reggie Jagers at +4400.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is -120 at DraftKings to win the 100m, a race that has three of the top five favorites hailing from Jamaica.
Sunday, Aug. 1
|Men’s High Jump||6:10 a.m. ET|
|Women’s Triple Jump||7:20 a.m. ET|
|Men’s 100m||8:50 a.m. ET|
|Men’s Long Jump||9:20 p.m. ET|
|Women’s 100m Hurdle||10:50 p.m. ET|
Team USA’s Trayvon Brommell is +110 to become the World’s Fastest Man in the 100m. Fellow American Ronnie Baker is next on the oddsboard at +350.
In the long jump, JuVaughn Harrison (USA) and Miltiadis Tentoglou (Greece) are both +380 at FanDuel in a wide open field.
The women’s 100m hurdles is a two-woman race: Jasmine Camacho-Quinn (Puerto Rico) is -105 on FanDuel, where Team USA’s Kendra Harrison is +160.
Monday, Aug. 2
|Women’s Discus||7 a.m. ET|
|Men’s 3000m Steeplechase||8:15 a.m. ET|
|Women’s 5000m||8:40 a.m. ET|
|Women’s Long Jump||9:50 p.m. ET|
|Men’s 400m Hurdles||11:20 p.m. ET|
The women’s discus is a four-woman race at the top of DraftKings’ oddsboard: Yaime Perez (Cuba) is +200, Valarie Allman (USA) +250, Sandra Perkovic (Croatia) +250 and Jorinde van Klinken (Netherlands) +350.
The women’s long jump is also wide open, with Americans Brittney Reese (+350) and Tara Davis (+400) sitting second and third.
Norway’s Karsten Warholm is -250 to win the 400m hurdles, with Team USA’s Rai Benjamin +175 behind him.
Tuesday, Aug. 3
|Women’s Hammer Throw||7:35 a.m. ET|
|Women’s 800m||8:25 a.m. ET|
|Women’s 200m||8:50 a.m. ET|
|Women’s 400m Hurldles||10:30 p.m. ET|
Team USA is favored to do the trifecta in the three track events. Athing Mu is -165 in the 800m on DraftKings, Gabby Thomas +160 in the 200m and Sydney McLaughlin a commanding -250 in the 400m hurdles.
Wednesday, Aug. 4
|Women’s 3000m Steeplechase||7 a.m. ET|
|Men’s Hammer Throw||7:15 a.m. ET|
|Men’s 800m||8:05 a.m. ET|
|Men’s 200m||8:55 a.m. ET|
|Men’s Triple Jump||10 p.m. ET|
|Men’s Shot Put||10:05 p.m. ET|
|Men’s 100m Hurdles||10:55 p.m. ET|
Team USA’s Noah Lyles is -165 on DraftKings for gold in the men’s 200m, while Ryan Crouser is -300 in the shot put. American Grant Holloway is a big favorite in the 110m hurdles, as well, at -240 on FanDuel.
Thursday, Aug. 5
|Men’s 20km Race Walk||3:30 a.m. ET|
|Women’s Pole Vault||6:20 a.m. ET|
|Men’s 400m||8 a.m. ET|
|Women’s Heptathlon 800m||8:30 a.m. ET|
|Men’s Decathlon 1500m||8:40 a.m. ET|
|Men’s 50km Race Walk||4:30 p.m. ET|
American Michael Norman is -110 to win the 400m on DraftKings.
Friday, Aug. 6
|Women’s 20km Race Walk||3:30 a.m. ET|
|Women’s Javelin Throw||7:50 a.m. ET|
|Men’s 5000m||8 a.m. ET|
|Women’s 400m||8:35 a.m. ET|
|Women’s 1500m||8:50 a.m. ET|
|Women’s 4 x 100m Relay||9:30 a.m. ET|
|Men’s 4 x 100m Relay||9:50 a.m. ET|
Shaunae Miller-Uibo (Bahamas) is a staggering -1000 favorite to win the 400m. Next on the board are Quanera Hayes (USA) and Stephenie Ann McPherson (Jamaica) at +1000.