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.