Kim Yu-na, Lee Sang-hwa Gold-Medal Favorites by Sports Betting Site

Kim Yu-na is favored to defend her ladies' singles figure skating title in Sochi, according to U.S. online betting site Bovada on Wednesday.

It offered odds of 1.83 on Kim, far less than the 3.25 given to Mao Asada of Japan.

Lee Sang-hwa (left) and Kim Yu-na Lee Sang-hwa (left) and Kim Yu-na

Lower odds mean the athlete or team is seen as having a bigger possibility of winning.

Speed skater Lee Sang-hwa, who won a gold medal at Vancouver 2010, was given the lowest odds of 1.3 in the women's 500 m. She is also considered the top gold medal prospect for Korea by the betting agency.

englishnews@chosun.com / Feb. 07, 2014 10:41 KST