Examples of pentathlon in a Sentence
the winner of the Olympic pentathlon
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UC Santa Barbara sophomore Hope Bender holds her own in the USATF indoor pentathlon.
Both were track and field athletes — heptathlon/pentathlon and shot put/sprinting respectively — during and after college.
Owen, who has the build of a pentathlon competitor, shoved his way through.
KC Olympics Saturday, Aug. 26, at multiple venues With kickball, sand volleyball, softball, whiffle ball, soccer and a tailgate pentathlon, these games will be more about fun than competition.
Ky'shawn Byrd also performed in the 100-meter and long jump, with Isaac Belfort entering the pentathlon.
Brianne Theisen won the NCAA indoor pentathlon and outdoor heptathlon titles in both 2011 and 2012.
At the pentathlon, Odgers, a junior, clocked the second-fastest 50-yard freestyle, behind Rossman’s lifetime-best time of 22.89 seconds.
The Eatons have already won gold medals at the same meet in 2016, at the world indoor championships in Portland, Ore., in March, when Brianne won the pentathlon and Ashton the heptathlon.
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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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