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pen·tath·lon

 (pĕn-tăth′lən, -lŏn′)
n.
1. An athletic contest consisting of five track and field events, usually running races at two different distances, the long jump, and the discus and javelin throws.

[Greek pentāthlon : penta-, penta- + āthlon, contest.]

pentathlon

(pɛnˈtæθlən)
n, pl -lons or -la (-lə)
(Athletics (Track & Field)) an athletic contest consisting of five different events, based on a competition in the ancient Greek Olympics. Also called: pentathlum Compare decathlon
[C18: from Greek pentathlon, from penta- + athlon contest]
penˈtathlete n

pen•tath•lon

(pɛnˈtæθ lən, -lɒn)

n.
1. an athletic contest comprising five different track and field events and won by the contestant amassing the highest total score.
[1700–10; < Greek péntāthlon=pent- pent- + âthlon contest]

pentathlon

1. Track and Field, an athletic contest in which the contestants compete for points awarded for performances in five different track and field contests, the winner being the one with the highest aggregate score. The events include, for women, an 800-meter run, 100-meter hurdles, high jump, long jump, and shot-put; for men, 200-meter and 1500-meter runs, long jump, javelin throw, and discus throw.
2. Olympic Games. Usually, modern pentathlon an athletic contest in which the contestants compete for points awarded for performances in five events: fencing, horseback riding, pistol shooting, cross-country running, and swimming.
See also: Athletics
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pentathlon - an athletic contest consisting of five different eventspentathlon - an athletic contest consisting of five different events
athletic competition, athletic contest, athletics - a contest between athletes
Translations
pětiboj
femkamp
viisiottelu
pentatlon
öttusa
fimmtaròraut
五種競技
오종 경기
penkiakovė
pieccīņa
päťboj
femkamp
การแข่งขันกรีฑาห้าประเภท
cuộc thi điền kinh năm môn

pentathlon

[penˈtæθlən] Npentatlón m

pentathlon

[pɛnˈtæθlən] npentathlon m

pentathlon

nFünfkampf m

pentathlon

[pɛnˈtæθlən] npentathlon m inv

pentathlon

(penˈtӕθlən) noun
a competition in the Olympic games etc which consists of contests in swimming, cross-country riding and running, fencing and pistol-shooting.

pentathlon

مُبَارَاةٌ خُمَاسِيَةٌ pětiboj femkamp Fünfkampf πένταθλο pentatlón viisiottelu pentathlon pentatlon pentathlon 五種競技 오종 경기 vijfkamp femkamp pięciobój pentatlo пятиборье femkamp การแข่งขันกรีฑาห้าประเภท pentatlon cuộc thi điền kinh năm môn 五项全能运动
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Should she not make the pentathlon, Johnson-Thompson could still be selected for the Great Britain team in either the long jump or high jump - or both.
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