Betting On Men’s 109kg Weightlifting: Olympics Day 11

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One of the most popular Olympic sports to watch in viral videos is weightlifting. Watching strongmen and women lift insane amounts of weight is entertaining and easy to understand. This year’s men’s weightlifting contest is interesting. The 109kg men’s weightlifting event will begin Monday night and the medal will be awarded early Tuesday morning. It’s the second heaviest weight class, but it’s one of the most interesting betting contests on Day 11 of Olympics betting. Here’s what bettors need to know about this tight matchup.

Available Wagers On Olympic Weightlifting

The only wagers available on weightlifting are futures bets. These are all or nothing bets on the gold medal winner or the winner of any medal. They’re hard to call far in advance of the medal ceremony but rewarding for bettors who manage to call the contest correctly. The odds dwindle as the winner becomes more certain, so futures are a great way to test a bettor’s ability to call upsets. Men’s 109kg weightlifting has the potential for an upset, which means bettors who are ready to take a risk should pay attention to this event.

The Two-Way Matchup In The Men’s 109kg Weightlifting Event

For every featured event, we try to find three picks that cater to different levels of risk. However, the men’s 109kg weightlifting event is really a match between two men.

The first is Armenia’s Simon Martirosyan. He’s favored to win the gold with DraftKings odds of -170. It’s no surprise why. He holds the world record for the clean and jerk, now set at 250 kg. He has also won multiple gold medals in multiple world and regional events. However, he can be beaten, too. He lost the European Weightlifting Championship in Moscow earlier in 2021. That could leave room for an upset this round.

The second is Uzbekistan’s Akbar Djuraev with DraftKings odds of +130. The next competitor’s odds are +1000, making Djuraev the most viable competitor for Martirosyan. He set three junior world records in the Asian Championships in Ningbo. He’s also managed to lift 41 more kilograms in that competition than his competition nine months earlier. That’s quick progress that could give him the edge he needs to beat Martirosyan.

But for bettors who want to go out on a limb, we offer Iran’s Ali Hashemi as a potential upset between the first two men. He’s struck fellow Olympic weightlifter, Meredith Alwine, as a force of nature. The way he “throws himself under the bar” regardless of weight makes Hashemi a weightlifter to watch seriously. That grit and determination could push him onto the podium. It could even push one of the favorites off the top one.

Summary Of Betting On Men’s 109kg Weightlifting

Like many individual sports, futures bets are the only wagers available. However, these futures are interesting for a couple of reasons. First, there are two main contenders who are favored to win compared to the rest of the field. However, there’s also a competitor who could sneak onto the podium. Each of our featured picks has as much potential to win the gold medal in their weightlifting event as they are to lose it. Don’t be complacent just because there are two heavily favored athletes to win. In weightlifting, like all sports, there’s always room for a massive upset.

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Christopher Gerlacher

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