Olympics 2016: Quadruple Sculls Preview

Updated Thursday 11th August 2016, 12:19 PM

The Quadruple Sculls finals for both the Men’s and Women’s teams take place on Wednesday at the Lagoa Stadium in Rio, and odds-makers have very clear ideas about which nation they expect to emerge from each event with a gold medal. The big question as we approach the finals is whether they will run according to the times established in the heats or deliver a more surprising result.

How the Bookies See It

  • Men’s Quadruple Sculls: Australia 8/13, Germany 10/3, Estonia 7/1, Great Britain 12/1 – Paddy Power
  • Women’s Quadruple Sculls: Germany 8/13, Poland 9/2, Netherlands 5/1, Ukraine 6/1 – Ladbrokes

Men’s Quadruple Sculls Preview

Australia are the hot favourites to take gold in the Men’s Quadruple Sculls event, having recorded a time of 5:50.98 in the heats. Germany (5.53.63) made it into the final by winning the repechage yesterday with a time of 5:51.43, and Great Britain (5:52.77) finished in second place in the repechage with a time of 5:53.10. Estonia achieved a time of 5:51.71 in Heat 1 of the competition, where Germany finished in third place.

Although we would side with Australia to take the gold medal here, we would view Estonia as being the biggest danger, and the team could well relegate Germany to third place once again.

Women’s Quadruple Sculls Preview

Whilst the German men’s team had to make it to the final via the repechage, the German women’s team achieved the same outcome directly by winning their heat with a time of 6:30.86. The Netherlands (6:38.58) won the repechage with a time of 6:24.61, with Poland (6:33.43) finishing in second place, with a time of 6:25.49. Ukraine recorded a time of 6:35.48 in their heat.

With Germany having impressed so well in their heat, and with over 2.5 seconds to spare, we think they are hard to oppose to win the gold medal.

  • Sports.net’s Top Tip: Germany to win the Women’s Quadruple Sculls Final – 8/13 at Ladbrokes

*Please note, odds may fluctuate.

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Last Updated: Thursday, 11 August 2016 12:19:08+00:00
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