Are you the type of person who needs to sweeten the pot when the women's figure skating competition takes place in Sochi on Wednesday and Thursday? Or are you maybe the type of guy who knows a guy who knows a thing about that thing over in Russia?
Well, you're in luck!
Proving once again that sports bettors never met any action they didn't like, it's possible to place a bet on the gold medal winner in women's figure skating. If that's the type of thing that interests you, Bovada says that reigning Olympic champion Yuna Kim of South Korea is an even-money favorite (1/1) to repeat as the gold medal winner with 15-year-old Russian wunderkind Julia Lipnitskaia close behind at 6/5.
The American figure skaters, who are considered darkhorses at best, present a lot more value. Gracie Gold leads the pack at 16/1, followed by Ashley Wagner (33/1) and Polina Edmunds (50/1).
No word on if you can place an exacta or trifecta bet like we do each May with the Kentucky Derby, though that would certainly make things even more interesting.
Here's the full list of available figure skating wagers via Bovada:
Yuna Kim, Korea — 1/1
Julia Lipnitskaia, Russia — 6/5
Mao Asada, Japan — 9/2
Carolina Kostner, Italy — 14/1
Gracie Gold, United States — 16/1
Adelina Sotnikova, Russia — 28/1
Kanako Murikami, Japan — 28/1
Akiko Suzuki, Japan — 33/1
Ashley Wagner, United States — 33/1
Polina Edmunds, United States — 50/1
Li Zijun, China — 80/1
Valentina Marchel, Italy — 80/1
One final note: These guys in Vegas tend to be pretty smart, so you'll have to place the bet before the start of actual competition in Sochi and not just before the start of NBC's tape-delayed broadcast.
We appreciate the scheme, though, Biff.
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