- Women's pentathlon
The pentathlon is a sports contest made up of five events (from the Greek "pente" (five) and "athlon" (contest)). The women's pentathlon was contested in the Olympics from 1964 until 1980, and it was replaced in the 1984 Games with the
heptathlon. It had a different set of events than the ancient pentathlon. The events were shot put, high jump, a hurdlingrace, sprint and long jump.Pentathlon is sometimes contested instead of heptathlon even today because of facility limitations. Indoor arenas are incapable of hosting events such as the javelin throw. The events in indoor pentathlon are 60 metre hurdles, high jump, shot put, long jumpand 800 metres. The current world record belongs to Irina Belova, who scored 4991 points in February 1992 in Berlin.
The pentathlon is also common in high school athletics. It is simply a smaller version of the decathlon or a heptathlon. For boys, it is 110m high hurdles, long jump, shot put, high jump and a 1500m run. For girls, it is 100m high hurdles, long jump, shot put, high jump, and an 800m run. The pentathlon is used because it is less stressful on the athletes than a full multi and because many high school meets only last one day, it allows the event to be contested in the time limit.
Top ten all-time performances in the women's pentathlon
* [http://www.iaaf.org/statistics/toplists/inout=I/age=N/season=0/sex=W/all=y/legal=A/disc=PEN/detail.htmx All Time Indoor Lists - Pentathlon] -
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
women's pentathlon — šiuolaikinė moterų penkiakovė statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Kompleksinė sporto šaka – moterų daugiakovė, kurią sudaro jojimas (su 13–15 kliūčių), fechtavimasis špagomis, šaudymas iš pistoleto (iš 25 m nuotolio), plaukimas… … Sporto terminų žodynas
Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics - Women's pentathlon — The women s pentathlon was part of the Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics program in Tokyo. It was held on 16 October and 17 October 1964, with the first three events on 16 October and the last two on 17 October. 20 athletes from 15 nations… … Wikipedia
2008 IAAF World Indoor Championships - Women's Pentathlon — Medalistshot Putummary … Wikipedia
Pentathlon — The pentathlon was first documented in Ancient Greece, and included the discus and javelin throw. A pentathlon is a contest featuring five different events. The name is derived from Greek: combining the words pente (five) and athlon (competition) … Wikipedia
pentathlon — /pen tath leuhn, lon/, n. 1. an athletic contest comprising five different track and field events and won by the contestant gaining the highest total score. 2. See modern pentathlon. [1700 10; < Gk pénthathlon, equiv. to pent PENT + âthlon… … Universalium
Modern pentathlon at the 2011 Pan American Games — Modern pentathlon at the XVI Pan American Games Venue Hipica Club Dates October 15 – October 16 Competitors 42 from 13& … Wikipedia
List of Olympic medalists in athletics (women) — This is the complete list of women s Olympic medalists in athletics from 1928 to 2008. (There were no women s competitions at Olympic Games from 1896 to 1924.) See also: List of Olympic medalists in athletics (men), Athletics at the Summer… … Wikipedia
Modern pentathlon at the 2004 Summer Olympics — Final segment of the men s event The modern pentathlon at the 2004 Summer Olympics took place at the Olympic Modern Pentathlon Centre at the Goudi Olympic Complex as single day events for men and women on August 26 and August 27, respectively.… … Wikipedia
Modern pentathlon at the 2008 Summer Olympics — Modern pentathlon competitions at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing were held on August 21 and August 22 at the Olympic Sports Centre Stadium (running, equestrian), Ying Tung Natatorium (swimming), and the Olympic Green Convention Center… … Wikipedia
Modern pentathlon at the 2012 Summer Olympics — Modern pentathlon competitions at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London are scheduled to be held on Saturday 11 August and Sunday 12 August 2012. The men s and women s events will each involve 36 athletes. Venues for the events will be the… … Wikipedia