heptathlon


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heptathlon:

see under decathlondecathlon
, in modern Olympic games, a contest for men held over two days and composed of 10 track-and-field events. It consists of the long jump; the high jump; the discus throw; the shot putt; the javelin throw; the 100-, 400-, and 1,500-meter races; the 110-meter hurdle race;
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heptathlon

an athletic contest for women in which each athlete competes in seven different events
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I made a promise to myself that, whatever I jump, I'm not going to add it into the heptathlon score," KJT had said before the competition.
Katarina Johnson-Thompson after the women's heptathlon 800m last night Denise Lewis, the Olympic heptathlon champion in 2000, claimed Johnson-Thompson must have a long think about her career, claiming she was 'standing still' while others are 'stepping up'.
WINNERS Bolt with Jess and her fellow heptathlon medallists
I've just got to make a decision as to whether this is my last heptathlon or not," said a tearful Ennis-Hill.
Ennis-Hill competed in her first heptathlon event last weekend since winning the Olympic title at London 2012, finishing fourth at the Hypo Meeting in Gotzis and achieving the Olympic qualifying standard.
The results I have had at the competitions over the past few weeks are promising, and we believe it is feasible for me to do a full heptathlon and achieve the level of points I need to qualify for Rio," she said.
Women's Heptathlon 3 Shot Put (Narcisa Atienza) 2:50 p.
She won the gold medal in the heptathlon at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Ennis will be seen taking part in the "Menace Heptathlon.
JESSICA Ennis insists she has no plans to quit the heptathlon despite getting married next year and admitting her Olympic triumph on home soil will be "hard to top".
Summary: Britain's gold medal heptathlon hero Jess Ennis has ruled out appearing in the individual 100 metres hurdles at London 2012.
BRITAIN'S Jessica Ennis remains on course for Olympic heptathlon glory after turning a sensational start into a 184-point lead following the opening four events in front of a capacity crowd of 80,000.