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

NAMEMARKDATE
01 | Strataki Argyro623528 May 2006
02 | Yfantidou Sofia611307 June 2015
03 | Vanakara Asimina592712 August 2000
04| Delinikola Vasiliki590906 July 2003
05| Papasotiriou Athina586201 July 2001
06| Kyvelidou Anastasia578027 May 2005
07| Panti Alena-Maria576904 June 2006
08| Kourli Alexandra566824 May 1992
09| Pantazi Elisavet565615 September 1984
10| Alexandrou Panagiota549415 May 2005
11| Tzinakoula Styliani547403 June 2018
12| Zacharoudi Maria53809 June 2019
13| Pakou Despoina537807 September 1984
14| Nikopoulou Kornilia537225 May 1990
15| Drakopulou Georgia530003 August 1985
16| Papadopoulou Evangelia527720 August 1989
17| Geli Eleni525702 July 2017
18| Tsili Dimitra525026 May 2002
19| Kolokytha Efthimia522305 June 2011
20| Vrioni Maria-Louiza521026 May 2002
21| Daniil Eirini519130 May 2010
22| Dimitriadou Smaro515618 May 1991
23| Katsinelli Foteini512727 May 1995
24| Sholiadou Argyro512118 May 1991
25| Gerokosta Sofia51188 June 2008

MUNICIPAL STADIUM RECORDS

DISCIPLINESPERFORMANCEATHLETE’S NAMEDATE
HEPTATHLON6113Yfantidou Sofia6-7 June 2015
20025.18Hordiyenko Rimma2 June 2018
8002.19.50Yfantidou Sofia7 June 2015
100 m Hurdles14.01Hordiyenko Rimma2 June 2018
Long Jump6.21Hordiyenko Rimma3 June 2018
High Jump1.83Rofe-Beketova Irina2 June 2018
Shot Put13.65Yfantidou Sofia6 June 2015
Javelin Throw57.50Yfantidou Sofia7 June 2015
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WORLD HEPTATHLON

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

TYPEMARKCOMPETITORCOUNTRYVENUEDATE
World Records7291Jackie JOYNER-KERSEEUSASeoul (Olympic Stadium)24 SEP 1988
World Leading 20186816Nafissatou THIAMBELBerlin (GER)10 AUG 2018
IAAF World Championships Record7128Jackie JOYNER-KERSEEUSARoma (Stadio Olimpico)01 SEP 1987
Olympic Games Records7291Jackie JOYNER-KERSEEUSASeoul (Olympic Stadium)24 SEP 1988
Area Records – AFRICA6423Margaret SIMPSONGHAGötzis (Mösle-Stadium)29 MAY 2005
Area Records – ASIA6942Ghada SHOUAASYRGötzis (Mösle-Stadium)26 MAY 1996
Area Records – EUROPE7032Carolina KLÜFTSWEOsaka (Nagai Stadium)26 AUG 2007
Area Records – NORTH, CENTRAL AMERICA & CANADA7291Jackie JOYNER-KERSEEUSASeoul (Olympic Stadium)24 SEP 1988
Area Records – OCEANIA6695Jane FLEMMINGAUSAuckland28 JAN 1990
Area Records – SOUTH AMERICA6285Evelis AGUILARCOLCali (Pedro Grajales)26 JUN 2016

HEPTATHLON WOMEN OUTDOOR ALL TIME

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