Olympics 2012 - USA and Jamaica go for gold in women's 4x100m relay

As with the men’s event, the women’s 4x100m relay looks to be a battle between USA and Jamaica for the gold medal.

If anyone else is to take come out on top, it is likely that it would take a drop of the baton from these two countries.

If we take a look at the latest betting offers, then you can see that there doesn’t seem to be anything separating them

Jamaica are available at 11/10 with Betfred and the USA have the same odds.

The Jamaicans have the current 100m metre champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Price who is likely to run the final leg and if she has any sort of lead, then will be very difficult to stop.

Also, Veronica Campbell-Brown, who took the bronze in the 100m is a fantastic bend runner.

It is these two that could hold the key to yet another success for Jamaica in sprinting.

As for the USA, there is no doubt that Carmelita Jeter is the one that they are heavily relying on if they are to take the gold.

Jeter will be hoping to go one better than in the 100m final at the weekend where she took the silver.

Of course, it is not an individual event and she has to hope that she is well supported by the likes of Allyson Felix and Tianna Madison.

The main thing is of course to get the baton round the track and smooth changeovers can be the difference between gold and silver.

In terms of Team GB’s hopes, they are a fair way down the list with odds of 66/1 to take win the event.

A better offer may be to bet on them taking a medal, no matter what colour. This happening can be backed at 10/1 with William Hill.

The home crowd are sure to make a difference but the British women would need to run the race of their lives to be on the podium.

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