Olympics: Tom Daley's odds for Sports Personality of the Year SLASHED

Tom Daley’s odds for Sports Personality of the Year are SLASHED from 80/1 to 11/2 and fellow Tokyo gold medal winner Adam Peaty also swims into contention after Mega Monday

  • Tom Daley has become second favourite to claim Sports Personality of the Year 
  • The 27-year-old’s betting odds were slashed from 80/1 to 11/2 after winning gold
  • Swimmer Adam Peaty retained his Olympic title in the men’s 100m breaststroke
  • His odds for the acclaimed BBC gong shortened from 18/1 to 10/1 on Monday
  • Find out the latest Tokyo Olympic news including schedule, medal table and results right here

British diver Tom Daley has become the second favourite to claim Sports Personality of the Year in December after his gold medal success at the Tokyo Olympics.

The 27-year-old’s betting odds were slashed from 80/1 to 11/2 after winning the gold medal alongside Matty Lee in the men’s synchronised 10m platform on Monday.

It was the Brit’s first Olympic gold after claiming bronze at both London 2012 and Rio 2016. 


Odds of Tom Daley (L) and Adam Peaty (R) winning BBC Sports Personality of the Year have shortened after their gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday

Cyclist Tom Pidcock stormed to gold and is in the running for the acclaimed gong

Sprinter Dina Asher-Smith, who is one of the hot favourites to win gold in Tokyo, leads the betting market at odds of 4/1

Dina Asher-Smith 4/1

Tom Daley 11/2 (was 80/1)

Laura Kenny 8/1

Adam Peaty 10/1 (was 18/1)

Mark Cavendish 10/1

Lewis Hamilton 14/1

Alun Wyn Jones 18/1

Raheem Sterling 18/1

Harry Kane 20/1

Katarina Johnson-Thompson 20/1

Jason Kenny 20/1

Tom Pidcock 20/1

Bianca Walkden 33/1

Laura Muir 33/1

Marcus Rashford 33/1

Rory McIlroy 33/1

Tyson Fury 33/1

Eoin Morgan 33/1

Duncan Scott 33/1

Jemma Reekie 33/1 

*Odds courtesy by Betfair 

Daley’s glory was part of a sensational period for Team GB in Japan which featured three golds in just five hours, leading to it being termed ‘Mega Monday’.

Daley and Lee were one of three gold medals as swimmer Adam Peaty retained his Olympic title in the men’s 100m breaststroke.

Cyclist Tom Pidcock later stormed to gold with a dominant ride in the mountain bike race.

Peaty’s odds for the BBC SPOTY gong have shortened from 18/1 to 10/1 while Pidcock is in the frame for the award at odds of 20/1.

Sprinter Dina Asher-Smith, who is one of the hot favourites to win gold in Tokyo, leads the betting market at odds of 4/1, while cyclist Laura Kenny is third favourite at 8/1.

Tour de France green jersey winner Mark Cavendish is priced at 10/1 while British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, bidding for a record-breaking eighth championship title, is at odds of 14/1. 

British and Irish Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones, who led Warren Gatland’s side to a first Test victory over South Africa at the weekend, is 18/1 to win the acclaimed prize.

England’s Euro 2020 heroes Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane are priced at odds of 18/1 and 20/1 respectively after helping the Three Lions reach the Wembley final, only to miss out on glory after a penalty shootout defeat at the hands of Italy. 

World heptathlon champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson (20/1), who is continuing her comeback from a ruptured achilles tendon, makes up the top 10 in the betting.

Team GB’s medal flurry at Tokyo 2020 began on Monday when Alex Yee continued Team GB’s run of success in Olympic triathlon events with a silver medal on his debut, behind Norway’s Kristian Blummenfelt.




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