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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Top-class decathletes and heptathletes from around the world will descend on Hexham in a bid to score enough points to make it to Brazil.
They can only take two heptathletes and Morgan Lake has already filled one spot because she has met the qualifying standard.
Theisen came into the second day of competition with a five-point lead over the field of 26 heptathletes.
Fellow British heptathletes Jenny Lumley, Rosie Kingston and Jasmin Dotzek will be in Hexham, however, for what promises to be two days of top-class track and field competition.
BIRMINGHAM'S Louise Hazel insists her invite to the famous Gotzis combined events meeting later this month proves she is now among the world's leading heptathletes.
"I'm used to expecting a certain standard from the other heptathletes, so to come into a specialist event and compete in the hurdles and high jump is good.
The heptathletes will be two of Britain's brightest medal hopes when their event opens the track-and-field programme in Beijing on August 15.
Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to investigate the nature of the imagery used by elite heptathletes during training and competition, and more specifically why the heptathletes believed their imagery use was effective.
Mark Lewis-Francis and Dwain Chambers both finished out of the medals in the European Championships 100 meters, and Britain's heptathletes failed to maintain their first day form and slipped down the field.
The Dutchman, who coaches both Britain's heptathletes, claimed former Olympic champion Lewis is still the better competitor even after she pulled out after five events.
Here absence could mean local heptathletes Louise Hazel and Phyllis Agbo may both get selected for the World Championships.
I think those are the two best heptathletes in th league."