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Bookmakers do not expect Latvia’s team to win gold in Rio de Janeiro

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RULatvia’s Olympic team puts its hopes on Maris Strombergs, who won two gold medals in previous Olympic Games, volleyball duo Aleksandr Samoilov and Janis Smedis, spear thrower Madara Palameika, track and field athlete Laura Ikauniece-Admidina, wrestler Anastasiha Grigorjeva and weightlifter Arturs Plesinieks.

According to Triobet bookmakers, however, none of Latvia’s athletes will win gold in Rio de Janeiro.

Cyclist Maris Strombergs has brought Latvia the majority of gold medals from Olympic Games. His chances of winning gold at the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are 8.00 or 12% probability, according to Triobet. Bookmakers explain this with steep competition, which grows every year in this sport field. On top of that, Strombergs qualified 6th in the Olympics’ rating.

Latvian Samoilov/Smedins volleyball duo has a 10% chance of winning gold. With a coefficient of 11.50, the team will have a tough time competing with other teams. Not a bad index, but not a 100% guarantee of win, either.

Similar chances of winning gold are estimated for Madara Palameika and Laura Ikauniece Admidina. Anastasija Grigeorjeva’s chances of winning gold in Rio de Janeiro are slightly better – 13% probability, according to Triobet.

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