Rio Olympic Games: Sally Pearson even money odds to be Australian Flag Bearer

Posted by on 30/3/2016
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Hurdler Sally Pearson is the $2.00 favourite to be Australia’s flag bearer at the Rio Olympic Games.

Online bookmaker sees it as almost a race in two with hockey superstar Jamie Dwyer priced at $3.00 in his fourth Olympics.

Others in with a shot according to the market include London gold medallist Jared Tallent and sailor Mat Belcher (both $9.00).

Grant Hackett may be a long shot to make the team but he’s a $34 chance to be our flag bearer.

“The Aussie team wanted him to be flag bearer in London but he was surprisingly snubbed so Jamie Dwyer would have to be a big chance of finally getting the honour in Rio,” said’s Christian Jantzen.

Market courtesy of

Australian Flag Bearer

$2.00   Sally Pearson

$3.00   Jamie Dwyer

$9.00   Jared Tallent

$9.00   Matthew Belcher

$11      Mark Knowles

$11      Kerry Hore

$16      Casey Sablowski

$21      Suzy Batkovic

$26      Patty Mills

$34      Grant Hackett

$41      Andrew Bogut

$41      Cate Campbell

$51      Milly Tapper

$51      Jason Day

$67      Adam Scott

$67      Bronte Campbell

$67      Mitch Larkin

$67      Anna Meares

$67      Sam Willoughby

$101    Simon Gerrans

$126    Liz Cambage

$126    Ed Jenkins

$126    Lauren Reynolds