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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KATARINA Johnson-Thompson warned Nafi Thiam she is ready to challenge her for more titles after claiming heptathlon silver at the European Championships.
ENGLAND'S Katarina Johnson-Thompson played down her hopes of a golden treble after winning the Commonwealth Games heptathlon title.
TEHRAN, Feb 3 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Majed Al-Zaid Saturday won the heptathlon by collecting 5,228 points in the Asian indoor track and field tournament, held in the Iranian capital, Tehran.
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He posed for fans and was snapped in a selfie with heptathlon silver medallist Jessice Ennis-Hill.
Decision time for Jess after Rio silver HEPTATHLON A TEARFUL Jessica Ennis-Hill admitted she faced a tough decision over her future after taking heptathlon silver at the Rio Olympics.
JESSICA Ennis-Hill fired a major warning to her Olympic rivals yesterday by producing her best heptathlon performance since London 2012.