BBC Sports Personality: Raducanu's odds tumbling but Tom Daley remains the golden boy

Raducanu is enjoying a sensational WTA season and has become an overnight superstar but she will have to go some to shift the Olympians at the top of the SPOTY betting.

Following on from Tokyo, it's hardly a surprise to see Team GB's Olympians leading the way in the betting for BBC's Sports Personality of the Year.

Great Britain finished fourth in the medal table with 65 medals, 22 of which were gold.

Cycling won 12 medals of the medals - although it did receive the most funding of any UK sport with more than £24million being pumped into it.

Swimming earned Britain eight medals and it is the pool and the track which dominates the head of the betting for the BBC's showpiece award.

However, while Olympians fill the top three spaces, Emma Raducanu's stunning run into the last eight at the US Open has seen her odds for December's award plummet. And, with further progress possible, she could still give current favourite Tom Daley a run for his money.

Tom Daley

The diver is a firm favourite to win the award at 6/4 after finally landing gold in the men's synchronised 10-metre platform event in Tokyo.

A winner of the Young Personality aged 15, Tokyo was his fourth Olympics after Beijing, London and Rio. He had won bronze in both 2012 and 2016 and went on to pick up a third in the 10-metre platform in Japan.

However, he already picked up gold at the age of 27 alongside Matty Lee.

Jason Kenny

Jason Kenny gold Olympics Aug21

Britain's most successful Olympian.

Kenny won a team sprint silver in Tokyo before winning a seventh Olympic gold medal in the men's keirin.

In doing so, he overtook Sir Chris Hoy for most gold medals won at the Olympics, having also triumphed in 2008, 2012 and 2016.

Kenny is the second favourite to win the award at 9/2, while his wife, Laura Kenny - the most successful female cyclist of all-time - is 18/1.

Adam Peaty

Adam Peaty Olympics gold Aug21

Some wonder whether Peaty is human or not.

The swimmer picked up where he left off in 2016, winning the 100m breaststroke.

In doing so, he became the first British swimmer to defend an Olympic title.

Peaty has broken the world 100m breaststroke record five times and is the only man to dip under 57 seconds for the event. At 6/1, Peaty could be worth having a punt on, especially if he's as good on the dancefloor as he is in the pool - he is one of the contestants on the next series of Strictly.

Emma Raducanu

The teenage sensation burst onto the scene at Wimbledon as a wildcard and reached the last-16 of the tournament.

Fast forward to September and Raducanu has continued her brilliance on the court and is currently preparing to play for a place in the semi-finals of the US Open.

Originally priced at 50/1 to win SPOTY, Raducanu is now 10/1. If she can continue her fine form at Flushing Meadows, then she may spoil the party for Daley.

Lewis Hamilton

No stranger to picking up BBC's top gong, Hamilton is 10/1 to win it for a third time.

The Brit can become the most successful Formula 1 driver in history with another world title win this season.

Hamilton is currently tied with Michael Schumacher on seven world titles but has his hands full against Red Bull's Max Verstappen. Hamilton trails by three points with the season scheduled to end in December.

Current odds

Tom Daley 6/4

Jason Kenny 9/2

Adam Peaty 6/1

Emma Raducanu 10/1

Lewis Hamilton 10/1

Sarah Storey 16/1

Laura Kenny 18/1

Mark Cavendish 20/1

Max Whitlock 28/1

Joe Root 33/1

Anthony Joshua 66/1

Jack Grealish 150/1

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