heptathlon
noun Etymology: hept- + -athlon (as in decathlon) Date: 1977 a 7-event athletic contest; specifically a composite contest for female athletes that consists of the 100-meter hurdles, the high jump, the shot put, the 200-meter dash, the long jump, the javelin throw, and the 800-meter run

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  • heptathlon — [ ɛptatlɔ̃ ] n. m. • 1980; de hept(a) et gr. athlon « lutte, combat », d apr. pentathlon ♦ Sport Compétition féminine d athlétisme, regroupant sept épreuves (trois courses et quatre concours). N. f. HEPTATHLONIENNE . ● heptathlon nom masculin… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • heptathlon — ► NOUN ▪ an athletic contest for women that consists of seven separate events. DERIVATIVES heptathlete noun. ORIGIN from HEPTA (Cf. ↑hepta ) + Greek athlon contest …   English terms dictionary

  • heptathlon — [hep tath′län, hep tath′lən] n. [ HEPT(A) + (DEC)ATHLON] an athletic contest for women in which each contestant takes part in seven events (100 meter hurdles, shot put, high jump, 200 meter dash, long jump, javelin throw, and 800 meter run) …   English World dictionary

  • Heptathlon — A heptathlon is a track and field athletics combined events contest made up of seven events. The name derives from the Greek hepta (seven) and athlon (contest). A competitor in a heptathlon is referred to as a heptathlete. Contents 1 Women s… …   Wikipedia

  • Heptathlon — Heptathlon …   Wikipédia en Français

  • heptathlon — /hep tath leuhn, lon/, n. an athletic contest for women comprising seven different track and field events and won by the contestant amassing the highest total score. [1985 90; HEPT + (DEC)ATHLON] * * * Women s athletics competition. Contestants… …   Universalium

  • heptathlon — septynkovė statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Lengvosios atletikos moterų kompleksinės daugiakovės varžybos. Trukmė 2 dienos. Į septynkovės programą įeina: pirmąją dieną – 100 m barjerinis bėgimas, rutulio stūmimas, šuolis į… …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • Heptathlon — Siebenkampf (gr. Heptathlon) ist eine olympische Disziplin der Leichtathletik für Frauen, die als zweitägiger Mehrkampf ausgeübt wird. Das männliche Pendant ist der Zehnkampf, in Hallenwettkämpfen gibt es einen Siebenkampf der Männer. Die sieben… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • heptathlón — altheptatlón o heptathlón/alt ► masculino Conjunto de siete pruebas de atletismo, en su categoría femenina …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • heptathlon — [[t]heptæ̱θlɒn[/t]] heptathlons N COUNT The heptathlon is an athletics competition for women in which each athlete competes in seven different events …   English dictionary

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