heptathlon


heptathlon

Women's athletics competition. Contestants take part in seven different track-and-field events: 100-m hurdles, shot put, high jump, long jump, javelin throw, and 200- and 800-m runs. The two-day event replaced the women's pentathlon in the Olympic Games after 1981.

This entry comes from Encyclopædia Britannica Concise.
For the full entry on heptathlon, visit Britannica.com.

Seen & Heard

What made you look up heptathlon? Please tell us what you were reading, watching or discussing that led you here.

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More