HEPTATHLON

Heptathlon for women, an Olympic Game since 1984, replaced pentathlon with the addition of the 200 meters’ race and javelin throw. It is placed on the top of the most difficult competitions in track and field athletics. The fact that the athlete must perform in 7 different games in 2 days means that they should equally develop the 5 biokinetic skills simultaneously: speed, strength, endurance, coordination and flexibility.

Timetable and Rules and Regulations

As one of the combined events in track and field athletics, the sequence by which the athletes compete is always the same, as you can also see in PORTARATHLON timetable:

1st day: 100m Hurdles, High Jump, Shot Put, 200m race. 2nd day: Long Jump, Javelin Throw, 800m race.

In the long jump and in all the throwing competitions, the athlete is allowed 3 tries/attempts. In the high jump the rules and regulations of individual competitions apply. In the racing games, the athlete that makes the 2nd invalid start is excluded from the race.

Scoring

The goal of the athlete is to collect as many points as possible in each of the 7 different games. Ranking of Heptathlon athletes is based on special algorithms, which calculate the athlete’s score depending on her performance.  The sum of scoring in each of the 7 games gives us the final total score of the athlete for the specific combined event.

Technical and Physical condition of High Standards

Heptathlon is exceptionally demanding and strenuous: not only it demands versatile education in basic and combined training, as well as in training for high performances but it also has training particularities for athletes.

Special talent, techniques for each individual discipline and great stamina are basic parameters for women athletes that take up Heptathlon. It normally takes at least 4 years of training for an athlete to successfully qualify for Heptathlon.

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GREEK HEPTATHLON

BEST GREEK ATHLETES ON HEPTATHLON

NAME MARK DATE
01 | Strataki Argyro 6235 28 May 2006
02 | Yfantidou Sofia 6113 07 June 2015
03 | Vanakara Asimina 5927 12 August 2000
04| Delinikola Vasiliki 5909 06 July 2003
05| Papasotiriou Athina 5862 01 July 2001
06| Kyvelidou Anastasia 5780 27 May 2005
07| Panti Alena-Maria 5769 04 June 2006
08| Kourli Alexandra 5668 24 May 1992
09| Pantazi Elisavet 5656 15 September 1984
10| Alexandrou Panagiota 5494 15 May 2005
11| Tzinakoula Styliani 5474 03 June 2018
12| Pakou Despoina 5378 07 September 1984
13| Nikopoulou Kornilia 5372 25 May 1990
14| Drakopulou Georgia 5300 03 August 1985
15| Papadopoulou Evangelia 5277 20 August 1989
16| Geli Eleni 5257 02 July 2017
17| Tsili Dimitra 5250 26 May 2002
18| Kolokytha Efthimia 5223 05 June 2011
19| Vrioni Maria-Louiza 5210 26 May 2002
20| Daniil Eirini 5191 30 May 2010
21| Dimitriadou Smaro 5156 18 May 1991
22| Katsinelli Foteini 5127 27 May 1995
23| Sholiadou Argyro 5121 18 May 1991
24| Gerokosta Sofia 5118 8 June 2008
25| Kastana Olga 5082 5 June 2016

MUNICIPAL STADIUM RECORDS

DISCIPLINES PERFORMANCE ATHLETE’S NAME DATE
HEPTATHLON 6113 Yfantidou Sofia 6-7 June 2015
200 25.18 Hordiyenko Rimma 2 June 2018
800 2.19.50 Yfantidou Sofia 7 June 2015
100 m Hurdles 14.01 Hordiyenko Rimma 2 June 2018
Long Jump 6.21 Hordiyenko Rimma 3 June 2018
High Jump 1.83 Rofe-Beketova Irina 2 June 2018
Shot Put 13.65 Yfantidou Sofia 6 June 2015
Javelin Throw 57.50 Yfantidou Sofia 7 June 2015
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WORLD HEPTATHLON

ALL HEPTATHLON RECORDS IN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, OLYMPIC GAMES AND BY CONTINENT

TYPE MARK COMPETITOR COUNTRY VENUE DATE
World Records 7291 Jackie JOYNER-KERSEE USA Seoul (Olympic Stadium) 24 SEP 1988
World Leading 2018 6816 Nafissatou THIAM BEL Berlin (GER) 10 AUG 2018
IAAF World Championships Record 7128 Jackie JOYNER-KERSEE USA Roma (Stadio Olimpico) 01 SEP 1987
Olympic Games Records 7291 Jackie JOYNER-KERSEE USA Seoul (Olympic Stadium) 24 SEP 1988
Area Records – AFRICA 6423 Margaret SIMPSON GHA Götzis (Mösle-Stadium) 29 MAY 2005
Area Records – ASIA 6942 Ghada SHOUAA SYR Götzis (Mösle-Stadium) 26 MAY 1996
Area Records – EUROPE 7032 Carolina KLÜFT SWE Osaka (Nagai Stadium) 26 AUG 2007
Area Records – NORTH, CENTRAL AMERICA & CANADA 7291 Jackie JOYNER-KERSEE USA Seoul (Olympic Stadium) 24 SEP 1988
Area Records – OCEANIA 6695 Jane FLEMMING AUS Auckland 28 JAN 1990
Area Records – SOUTH AMERICA 6285 Evelis AGUILAR COL Cali (Pedro Grajales) 26 JUN 2016

HEPTATHLON WOMEN OUTDOOR ALL TIME

RANK MARK NAME COUNTRY
1 7291 Jackie JOYNER-KERSEE USA
2 7032 Carolina KLÜFT SWE
3 7013 Nafissatou THIAM BEL
4 7007 Larisa TURCHINSKAYA-NIKITINA RUS
5 6985 Sabine BRAUN GER
6 6955 Jessica ENNIS-HILL GBR
7 6942 Ghada SHOUAA SYR
8 6897 Sabine JOHN GDR
9 6889 Eunice BARBER FRA
10 6859 Natalya SHUBENKOVA URS
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