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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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He said: "Two heptathlons in two weeks at the Commonwealth Games and European Championships is going to be very tough and stressful.
OLYMPIC champion Jessica Ennis-Hill is set to go for heptathlon gold at Glasgow 2014 after her coach confirmed plans to chase a Euro and Commonwealth double next summer.
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The Olympic heptathlon bronze medallist suffered almost as badly on the final day of the series in Talence, France, as she did at the World Championships in Helsinki.
However, she has only competed in five heptathlons. With improvements in strength training and technique, she hopes to top 5,000 points this week and get as close as possible to the NCAA automatic qualifying mark of 5,500.
The 5-foot-9 junior transfer from San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, Calif., is set to begin competition in the heptathlon at 12:20 p.m.
When we last checked in with Kalindra McFadden, the UO freshman was berating herself for failing to get a legal mark in the javelin during the heptathlon competition at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Sacramento last June.
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.
The Games' first world record came on a night when two-time Olympic heptathlon champion Jackie Joyner-Kersee won her final competition in the seven-event discipline, edging out fellow American DeDee Nathan by 23 points in what she called the greatest hep tathlon of her legendary career.
Joyner-Kersee, 36, had not competed in a heptathlon since the 1996 Olympics after winning the 1988 and 1992 titles.