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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She added: "It's nice being alongside Thiam; she is one of the main competitors in the heptathlon.
After missing the indoor season through injury, Thiam achieved a world-leading total of 6,819 points, on her return to heptathlon action in June, setting a world and personal best of 2.02m for the high jump within a heptathlon, and a Belgian long jump record of 6.67m on her way to victory.
Siliguri (West Bengal) [India], Sept 28 ( ANI ): Heptathlon Athlete Swapna Barman has revealed that she still does not own a proper pair of shoes to compete in the upcoming competitions, despite bagging a gold medal for the country in the recently-held Asian Games in Jakarta.
But given the world-class field, the 25-year-old (above) said: "I feel this is a turning point, that I've figured out how to do the heptathlon.
Johnson-Thompson was just 57 points behind heptathlon champion Thiam, with the Belgian adding the crown to her world and Olympic titles.
Johnson-with her Heptathlon "My aim this year was to build a winning habit.
Johnson-Thompson watched last year's Olympic high jump final from the stands, and was frustrated that her heptathlon performance would have been good enough for gold.
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.
This showing, in only her third heptathlon since London 2012, was emphatic proof that Ennis-Hill is back fit and firing after the achilles injury she picked up over the winter, which ruled her out of the indoor season and forced her to withdraw from last month's prestigious Hypo-Meeting in Gotzis.
BIRMINGHAM (CyHAN)- Britain's Jessica Ennis-Hill, the reigning women's Olympic heptathlon champion, has withdrawn from Sunday's IAAF Diamond League in Birmingham to concentrate on her preparation for the Beijing World Championships.
JESSICA Ennis-Hill has set her sights on qualifying for next year's Olympics when she takes part in her first heptathlon since winning London 2012 gold at the end of the month.