One of Australia’s top Olympic archery contenders for the London Games has been involved in legal action, Odette Snazelle says she was on more than one occasion intimidated by the father of a rival. She claimed that he followed her, stared at her and yelled her daughters name during competition in an effort to distract Snazelle.
Jonathan Barnard, the father of fellow London Olympic hopeful Elisa Barnard was named as the accused. Snazelle was quoted as saying “I felt terrified,” she said: “I was really fearful of what he was going to do to me.”
Currently Snazelle has an interim court order which prevents Barnard from coming within 200 meters of her, although the women can continue to compete against each other in the battle for Australian Olympic selection.
Australia is likely to qualify only 1 female archer for the 2012 Olympics – and Barnard and Snazelle are two leading contenders.
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Well as we mentioned in our Medals Prediction Australia is expected to win anywhere from 42-58 medals at the London 2012 Olympic Games, now fair enough that is really quite a broad guess since it’s covering all medal types.
Looking at the current betting odds for the number of gold won by Australian athletes it seems the money is saying 12 or 13, with a price of $3.25 and 10-11 golds $3.50. That leaves a lot of bronze and silver floating around the Australian Olympic Team!
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We will of course bring all the latest odds and betting as other agencies start offering the markets, so be sure to check in here for the best odds and betting news for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Taking a look at current betting the USA are short favourites to take the ‘most gold medals’ which is no real surprise given the history of dominance from the USA.
Bejing 2008 did see the Chinese bring home the most gold medals however they of course had the home advantage and likely were engineering peak performances for the 2008 games for a long long time.
Australian Betting Markets – Most Olympic Gold Medals
Sports Bet at the moment seem to offering greater value than Sporting Bet whilst Betfair are only offering GB Team Specials Betting at the moment, however we would expect that as we draw a little closer to the action to see a lot of money moving into the Betfair markets.