Bookies Make Kim Yu-na Safest Bet for Olympic Gold

Defending Olympic figure skating champion Kim Yu-na is a hot favorite to win the gold medal in Sochi, Russia next month.

Global sports betting company bwin is now receiving bets for the sport at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia. The dividend rate for Kim keeping her crown now stands at 1.60, meaning a payoff of 1.6 times the original stake for those who gamble on her pulling it off.

Japan's Mao Asada was second with substantially lower odds of 6:1.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jan. 17, 2014 10:20 KST