heptathlon

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hep·tath·lon

 (hĕp-tăth′lən, -lŏn′)
n.
An athletic contest usually limited to women in which each contestant participates in the following seven track and field events: 200-meter and 800-meter runs, 100-meter hurdles, shot put, javelin throw, high jump, and long jump.

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heptathlon

(hɛpˈtæθlɒn)
n
(Athletics (Track & Field)) an athletic contest for women in which each athlete competes in seven different events
[C20: from hepta- + Greek athlon contest]
hepˈtathlete n
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hep•tath•lon

(hɛpˈtæθ lən, -lɒn)
n.
an athletic contest for women comprising seven different track-and-field events and won by the contestant amassing the highest total score.
[1975–80; hept- + (dec)athlon]
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heptathlon

an athletic competition in which contestants compete for points awarded for performances in seven different track and field events, the winner being the one with the highest aggregate score. The competition, usually for women, consists of 100-meter and 800-meter runs, 100-meter hurdles, high jump, long jump, javelin throw, and shot-put. Cf. decathlon, pentathlon, triathlon.
See also: Athletics
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Translations
hétpróba

heptathlon

[hepˈtæθlən] Nheptatlón m
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heptathlon

[hɛpˈtæθlɒn] nheptathlon m
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heptathlon

nSiebenkampf m
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A Fencing B Heptathalon C Gymnastics D Decathalon 4.
To this day, she still holds the current British national record holder for the heptathalon and is busy with commentating duties, as well as being an Adidas ambassador and full-time mum.
In this new Britain, a Muslim immigrant wins gold in the 10,000m, the daughter of a Jamaican triumphs in the heptathalon and 60,000 fans in Parkhead cheer a fellow Celtic supporter on to a silver medal in the 200m breaststroke final.
Heptathalon World silver medallist Jessica Ennis is in the form of her life, winning double national indoor titles at last weekend's Aviva Indoor UK trials and Championships and running a new personal best in the 60m hurdles in the process.
Club-mate Denise Lewis, the reigning Olympic heptathalon champion, will step up her Athens preparations after working through the first half of the winter at the High Performance Centre, at the Alexander Stadium.
Kelly Southerton narrowly missed qualification for the Olympic games heptathalon when she scored 6,037 points in Talence, France over the weekend, writes Tom McCook.
Denise Lewis, Britain's heptathalon champion, finished third in her 100m hurdles heat in 13.37 secs behind the joint favourite, Eunice Barber of France (13.05).
BRITISH Olympic hope Denise Lewis ran a lifetime-best to win the 100 metres hurdles in the Decastar 2000 competition in Talence to give her a flying start to the heptathalon. Lewis finished in 13.13secs, knocking 0.05secs off her four-year-old personal best.
She is the world's top woman athlete in the heptathalon and the long jump.
Pupils at Benton Dene School in Newcastle were sponsored to take part in a challenging heptathalon.