Athletics By Joe Crilly

Gold Goal To Be Trumped In Tokyo? Medal Winners To Be Honoured By The Queen In January…

With the dust settling on the Rio Olympics, Britain’s historic medal haul is 11/4 with William Hill to be beaten at Tokyo 2020.

Of the Olympic heroes, William Hill make Andy Murray 11/10 to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year and Evens to be knighted in the 2017 New Year’s honours list. Mo Farah is 2/1 second favourite for SPOTY and also Even money for a knighthood in January.

Jason Kenny is 1/8 to pick up a knighthood in 2017 with his fiancé, Laura Trott 2/5.

“All Olympic expectations have been surpassed and a number of our golden heroes could be up for even greater accolades than their medals,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.


Will Team GB win more gold medals in Tokyo: 11/4 yes; 1/4 no

Total medals in Tokyo: 10/11 62 or fewer; 10/11 63 or more


BBC Sports Personality of the Year: 11/10 Andy Murray; 2/1 Mo Farah; 7/1 Laura Trott; 9/1 Jason Kenny; 14/1 Max Whitlock; 20/1 Gareth Bale; 40/1 Anthony Joshua; 40/1 Chris Froome; 50/1 Kate Richardson-Walsh; 50/1 Lewis Hamilton; 50/1 Maddie Hinch; 50/1 Nick Skelton; 66/1 AdamPeaty; 66/1 Jamie Vardy; 66/1 Justin Rose; 66/1 Nicola Adams; 66/1 Sir Bradley Wiggins; 80/1 Carl Frampton; 100/1 Alistair Brownlee; 100/1 Charlotte Dujardin; 100/1 Danny Willett; 100/1 Kell Brook; 100/1 Mark Cavendish; 100/1 Rory McIlroy; 100/1 Sarah Storey; 100/1 Tyson Fury; 150/1 Joe Root; 150/1 Ronnie O’Sullivan


Other Athletes 2017 New Year’s Honours List


Mo Farah EVS Yes 8/11 No

Andy Murray EVS Yes 8/11 No

Max Whitlock 9/2 Yes 1/8 No

Justin Rose 8/1 Yes 1/20 No

Andrew Triggs Hodge 8/1 Yes 1/20 No

Jess Ennis Hill 6/4 Yes 1/2 No

Cath Grainger 5/1 Yes 1/9 No


Will Jason Kenny be made a Sir before the end of 2017: 1/8 yes; 9/2 no

Will Laura Trott become a Dame before the end of 2017: 2/5 yes; 7/4 no