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The heptathlon and decathlon are both multidisciplinary events. The heptathlon consists of seven events and is usually competed by women. The decathlon consits of ten events and is nearly alway competed by men.

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An event composed of ten separate events.


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Jackie Joyner-Kersee is a three time Olympic gold medalist. Joyner-Kersee participates in long-jumps and heptathlons. There is no record of how fast she can run a mile.


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List of words beginning with hepta?

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What major event holds the decathlon?

The Olympics have a Decathlon every four years. After that, the World Championship of Athletics holds a Decathlon every 2 years on odd numbered years. There are numerous other Decathlons, perhaps the most prestigious international decathlon annually is the Hypo-Meeting in Gotzis, Austria. Decathlon has also been used to name many other combined activities. The Academic Decathlon is such a test of for high school students.


Which country has won the most metals in the history of Olympic decathlons?

The Answer is: The United States of America.Additionally, this is a visually appealing list I comprised for the the medals each country has taken home from the Olympic Decathlon since it was instated.TotalGoldSilverBronze29*14*8*7USA8134URS5032FRG3300GBR301*2SWE3111CZE3120FIN2011GER2101EST2002CUB2101EUA2110GDR1100TCH1010BLR1001POL1010FRA1010TPE1001KAZ*-A special note: Although these are collected from the official standings there is controversy in that Jim Thorpe was stricken of his gold medal in the 1912 Stockholm Decathlon for being a 'professional athlete' but later reinstated as co-gold medalist.The totals could have easily been:TotalGoldSilverBronze291397USA2002SWE


What is a decathlon in track and field?

A decathlon would be considered a subsidiary discipline in Track and Field; in that it is comprised of ten events derived from Track and Field to be competed over a two day period. Performances in each event tally points for it's participant based on their results. These points total toward the overall decathlon performance to determine ranking at the end of the decathlon.A decathlon is negotiated by one individual competitor entitled a 'decathlete'.Ensue - 'team decathlons'; where the rules can range anywhere from how many team members can compete in any given event, whether any team member can compete in numerous events, and how many team members points are tallied in each event.The properly noun-ed term "The Decathlon" is primarily reserved in the highest tier of competition capable for the event. These 'meets' of the worlds competitors are typically arranged by the International Associations of Athletics Federation, the IAAF, for the World Championships and the Olympic Committee for the Olympics.


Do women take part in the decathlon?

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