The short track speed skating is one of my favorite events to watch at the Winter Olympics. It’s fast paced and the races come down to tenths of seconds. The skaters have to include tactics in their races, as well as flat out ridiculous speed. In most of my other Winter Olympics posts I’ve focused on a particular event, but in this one I’m going to look at each of the Men’s short track speed skating events in this one article.
I’m getting the odds from Bovada.lv, which is our top rated betting site for US residents looking to bet on the Winter Olympics.
I’m only going to be including the favourites in these posts (10/1 or better). Visit Bovada.lv to see the full odds for each of these events.
Men’s 1000 Metre Short Track Speed Skating Odds
This will be the first short track speed skating event taking place for the Men. It is scheduled to take place on February 5th.
- Hwang Dae-heon 9/4
- Pascal Dion 4/1
- Ren Ziwei 7/1
- Itzhak De Laat 9/1
- Semen Eliastratov 10/1
- Shaoang Liu 10/1
- Shaolin Sandor Liu 10/1
Dae-heon Han-Bin Lee won 2 of the 4 World Cup races that took place between October and November of 2021, and has proven to be the man to beat at this distance. Ziwei also won one of the World Cup events, while Pascal Dion finished in the top three in three of the events and should look to compete in the finals.
Men’s 500 Metre Odds
The Men’s 500 metres is scheduled to take place on February 13th.
- Shaolin Sandor Liu 12/5
- Wu Daqing 12/5
- Hwang Dae-heon 6/1
- Shaoang Liu 15/2
- Ren Ziwei 8/1
Sandor Liu won 2 of the 4 World Cup events in the 500 metres this past season.
Wu Daqing and Hwang Dae-heon have the victories in the other two World Cup events this year and both should be considered contenders in this race.
The mixed relay is a new event being introduced at Beijing 2022. Each team will be made up of four athletes (two men and two women), with each athlete racing twice in the 2000 metre race.
- China 13/8
- Netherlands 10/3
- South Korea 5/1
- Huntary 13/2
- Russia Olympic Committee 8/1
- Canada 9/1
This is a new event that should be very unpredictable and exciting to watch.
1500 Metre and 5000 Metre Relay
The other Men’s short track speed skating events at the 2022 Winter Olympics are the 5000 metre relay and the 1500 metre individual races. The odds for these events are not available at the time of this article, but they should be available closer to the race day at Bovada.lv.
The Men’s 1500 metre race will take place on February 9th and the Men’s 5000 metre relay is scheduled for February 16th.
Team Canada has won the 5000 metre relay at the last 3 World Championships, as well as at the 2010 Olympics. In the 4 World Cup events leading up to the Olympics the Canadians have won twice, with the USA finishing first twice as well. Anything can happen in short track speed skating.