Synonyms Of decathlon

Definition Of decathlon

an athletic event taking place over two days, in which each competitor takes part in the same prescribed ten events (100-meter dash, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400-meter dash, 110-meter hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin, and 1,500-meter run).

The Kazahkstan athlete leads the decathlon after seven events.

Example Of decathlon

  • After competing in football, basketball, baseball and wrestling in high school Pappas began training for the decathlon in 1995; his first win came in 1998

  • After rounding off that year with an Olympic bid, he went on to set the current world's record for decathletes in the 34-year-old age group.

  • Although Yang did not win by the 10 seconds he needed in the final event of the decathlon - the 1,500 meters - for the gold medal in Rome, he nevertheless won Taiwan's first medal in the Olympics, a silver.

  • ‘This Rover Initiative will help raise the profile of combined events and encourage more youngsters to take up the decathlon and heptathlon,’ added Campbell.

  • Bergvall, a former decathlete who has been her trainer since 1999, first spotted Klüft at her local sports club when she was 13.


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