Host nation France has emerged as the favourites to win the Gold Medal in Men’s Rugby Sevens at the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris. BetIdeas have tallied up the percentage of each country’s chances of winning Gold at the Olympics in the Men’s Sevens and have given the Les Bleus have a 20% chance of claiming the top prize on home soil this summer.

Antoine Dupont Guides France to First Sevens Title in 19 Years

France’s rise to the top of the odds table comes on the heels of their triumphant performance at the Los Angeles Sevens event on Sunday. Guided by star player Antoine Dupont, the French team secured their first Sevens title in nearly two decades, solidifying their status as serious contenders for Olympic gold.

Argentina and Traditional Sevens Powerhouses Follow Closely Behind

While France leads the pack, several other nations are hot on their heels in the race for Men’s Rugby Sevens Olympic gold. Argentina finds themselves in second place with a 16.7% chance of winning the event.

Traditional powerhouses New Zealand and Fiji, the latter being the defending Olympic champions from Rio 2016, both have a 14.3% likelihood of going all the way in Paris.

Ireland and Australia Round Out Top Contenders

Ireland, who have shown impressive form in recent years, have been given a 12.5% chance of securing the Gold Medal. Australia, another perennial contender in the world of Rugby Sevens, follows closely with an 11.1% probability of standing atop the podium.1

Great Britain and South Africa Yet to Qualify

Notably absent from the top of the odds table are Great Britain and South Africa. The British team has been given a 7.7% chance of winning gold, while the Springboks have a 6.7% chance. However, it’s important to note that both nations have yet to qualify for the twelve-team Olympic tournament.

As the countdown to the Paris Olympics continues, the battle for Men’s Rugby Sevens supremacy promises to be a thrilling affair. With France leading the charge and a host of talented teams in hot pursuit, fans can expect an electrifying display of skill, speed, and determination as these elite athletes vie for the ultimate prize in Olympic Rugby Sevens.



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