ancient Olympic Games to test the all-round athletic ability of the competitors.
There are three types of combined events. These are:
- Decathlon (for men)
- Heptathlon (for both men and women)
- Pentathlon (for women)
Decathlon: The term “decathlon” is a Greek term that means “ten test.” The decathlon consists of ten athletics events. They are events mainly for men. They are held on two consecutive days. Points are awarded for each event to find the best all-round athlete. An athlete that compete in decathlon is called decathlete
List of events in modern decathlon
First day: Second day:
- 100m hurdle b (i) 110m hurdle
- High jump (ii) Discus
- Shot put (iii) Pole vault
- Long jump (iv) Javelin
- 400m race (v) 1,500m race
Scoring in combined events
The score is done by calculating the number of medals won in order of importance such as gold, silver and bronze
Winning : The competitor with the highest score (points) total at the end of all events is the winner.
Pentathlon: The term “Pentathlon” is a Greek term that means “five test. ”The pentathlon consists of five athletics events. An athlete that compete in pentathlon event is called penthathlete. They are events mainly for women. They shall be held in one day in the following order:
Heptathlon: The term “Heptathlon” is a Greek term that means “seven test” The heptathlon consist of seven athletics events. They are events mainly for women. They are shall be held on two consecutive days in the following order.
Day one Day Two
100m race Long jump
High jump Javelin
Shot put 800m race
The winners of the events are determined by the combined performance in all. Performance is judged on a point in each event, not by the position achieved