2012 London Olympics: Clark Burckle An Underdog In 200M Breaststroke

OMAHA, NE - JUNE 28: Clark Burckle competes in the second semifinal heat of the Men's 200 m Breaststroke during Day Four of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials at CenturyLink Center on June 28, 2012 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Clark Burckle, 23, is considered an underdog by most, and is receiving 33/ 1 odds to win the gold medal in the men's 200-meter breaststroke at the London games from Bovada.

After transferring from the University of Florida to the University of Arizona, Clark Burckle won the NCAA Championship in the 200-meter breaststroke during the 2010 swimming season. Despite missing the 2008 Olympics in the event and the 400-meter individual medley, Burckle will make his Olympics debut after finishing second at the 2012 United States Olympic Trials in the 200-meter breaststroke.

Clark is the younger brother of Caroline Burckle, a UF graduate, who earned a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, swimming in the 4x200-meter freestyle. Caroline retired from competitive swimming in 2010.

Clark Burckle, 23, is considered an underdog by most, and is receiving 33/ 1 odds to win the gold medal in the men's 200-meter breaststroke at the London games from Bovada. He qualified for the games with a time of 2:09.97, just over 2.5 seconds off the world record of 2:07.31 set by Christian Sprenger in 2009.

For full coverage of London 2012, head over to SB Nation's Olympics hub.

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