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Heptathlon vs. Pentathlon

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Heptathlonnoun

(athletics) An athletic contest comprising seven events; contested mostly by women, for whom this is an Olympic sport.

Pentathlonnoun

An ancient athletics discipline, featuring five events: stadion, wrestling, long jump, javelin and discus

Heptathlon

A heptathlon is a track and field combined events contest made up of seven events. The name derives from the Greek επτά (hepta, meaning “seven”) and ἄθλος (áthlos, or ἄθλον, áthlon, meaning ).

‘feat’;

Pentathlonnoun

(athletics) Modern pentathlon.

Pentathlonnoun

A fivefold athletic performance peculiar to the great national games of the Greeks, including leaping, foot racing, wrestling, throwing the discus, and throwing the spear.

Pentathlonnoun

In the modern Olympic Games, a composite contest made up of a running broad jump, throwing the javelin, a 200-meter run, throwing the discus, and a 1500-meter run.

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Pentathlonnoun

an athletic contest consisting of five different events

Pentathlon

A pentathlon is a contest featuring five events. The name is derived from Greek: combining the words pente (five) and -athlon (competition) (Greek: πένταθλον).

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