The Norwegian, Karsten Warholm, is the undisputed favourite for the 400m hurdles gold medal in Tokyo and he has become one of the true superstars in world athletics in recent times. The 25-year-old has dominated this event in all of the major competitions over the past few years and the one-year postponement has not dented his chances in any way, if anything, he is an even stronger athlete now than he was 12 months ago.
Gold medals in the 2017 and 2019 World Championships and in the 2018 European Championships shows why he is the favourite and if that was not enough, he broke the 29-year world record in the event at the start of the month, running it in 46.70 seconds. The world record could easily go again in the Olympic final as everything will be on the line.
Warholm came 10th in the Rio Olympics, but he has since chalked two whole seconds off his times since then. It is no surprise to see Warholm priced at 4/9 to take gold.