heptathlon

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heptathlon:

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, 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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It has been thought the Sheffield star would opt to compete in the 100 metres hurdles at the Games in August before defending her European heptathlon crown in Zurich later that month.
A pep talk from UO assistant coach Dan Steele convinced McFadden to run the 800 meters, however, and the talented, young athlete from Montana went on to finish the heptathlon in her first trip to the NCAA meet.
You can expect McFadden to be even more tenacious during her upcoming sophomore season, which includes a few tune-up events at the Pepsi Team Invitational at Hayward Field on Saturday, before opening up in the heptathlon at Mount SAC in Walnut, Calif.
With Kluft having already completed her three competitions in the series, Sotherton started the day in second place to Barber in the final heptathlon of the summer.
Disappointment was crushing earlier this week when the pain in her leg caused her to pull out of the heptathlon.
is set to begin competition in the heptathlon at 12:20 p.
The last time Jordan navigated her way through the seven events of the heptathlon, she battled the searing heat of Bakersfield, Calif.
At a select few invitationals, she did all of the heptathlon events - 100 hurdles, high jump, shot put, 200, long jump, javelin, 800 - plus the 100 and both relays.
Right now, she's ranked among the Pac-10 leaders in the long jump, triple jump and high jump, and she will be in the heptathlon, too.
In the heptathlon, before her career is done, I think she could be a 5,700 or 5,800 type of athlete, which is traditionally top three in the country,' Light said.