Examples of pentathlon in a Sentence
the winner of the Olympic pentathlon
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Playing against the University of Pittsburgh in 1911, the future Olympic gold medalist in both the decathlon and pentathlon blasted a long arching punt from near his own goal line.
Johnson was the runner-up in the pentathlon on Thursday, and leaped to a first in long jump (17-6) and placed second in the 100-meter hurdles (14.99) on Monday.
Henry, who won the 2018 Sun Belt Conference Outdoor high jump championship, set four school records (indoor high jump, indoor pentathlon, outdoor high jump, outdoor heptathlon) during the 2018 indoor and outdoor seasons.
Anoush Krafian of Belmont won the girls’ pentathlon with 3,409 points, scoring first in the 100-meter hurdles, long jump and shot put.
Last year, the 6-foot, 175-pound athlete placed 12th in the Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association pentathlon.
Portland State's Kristen O'Handley places fourth in the Big Sky pentathlon; PSU's Donte Robinson has the first-day lead in the heptathlon.
Erica Bougard took a run at the U.S. women's pentathlon title before settling for a repeat title.
Bougard successfully defends her USATF indoor pentathlon title.
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The Greek word athlos means "contest or trial", so to be an athlete you had to compete in physical contests. The ancient Greek pentathlon tested warriors' skills in sprinting, long jumping, javelin throwing, discus throwing, and wrestling, none of which are part of today's Olympic pentathlon. But a pentathlete must still have muscles and reflexes suited to almost any kind of physical feat.
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: a sports contest for men that consists of five different events
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