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# How is heptathlon scored?

Updated: 9/27/2023

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14y ago

Track is scored in many ways. In a relay such as 4 by 4 and 4 by 8 the winning team gets 5 points that's with all relays. the losing team gets none. in Track and Field events first place is 5 points second is 3 points third is 1 point. That's basically how its scored hope I answered ur question.

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12y ago

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14y ago

The athlete's performance in each event is looked up in a table produced by the IAAF to find the corresponding score. The scores for each of the seven events per athlete is summed. The highest total score wins.

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11y ago

There is a formula to assess points in each event of a decathlon. Each result in the individual events has a point value. The potential scores are available in a scoring table book. The table has changed a few times over the years, the most recent table was released in 1985. By the way, the revision was made primarily because of the exceptional advancements in the pole vault between the invention of the bendable fiberglass poles around the 1950's and increased performances from a stable peak of 4.77 (15'7 3/4") which lasted from 1942 to 1957, and then rapidly improved to 6 meters (19'8") by 1985. During those years, good pole vaulters were overwhelming decathlon results.

The athlete with the most points after the 10 events wins.

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11y ago

There is a scoring table. The current table came out from the IAAF in 1985. It assesses a score for each performance in each of the 10 events. The athlete with the highest cumulative score wins.

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