Definición de decathlon en inglés:

decathlon

Saltos de línea: dec|ath¦lon
Pronunciación: /dɪˈkaθlɒn
 
, -lən/

sustantivo

  • An athletic event taking place over two days, in which each competitor takes part in the same prescribed ten events (100 metres sprint, long jump, shot-put, high jump, 400 metres, 110 metres hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin, and 1,500 metres).
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • The Kazahkstan athlete leads the decathlon after seven events.
    • Steve Harris is a Senior Level 4 coach at the Barnet and District Athletics Club, coaching events in long jump, sprints, decathlon, discus and javelin.
    • ‘This Rover Initiative will help raise the profile of combined events and encourage more youngsters to take up the decathlon and heptathlon,’ added Campbell.

Derivativos

decathlete

sustantivo
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • United States decathlete Dan O'Brien won the event to avenge his disappointment for not making the Olympics four years earlier.
  • Bergvall, a former decathlete who has been her trainer since 1999, first spotted Klüft at her local sports club when she was 13.
  • The 26-year-old decathlete eased past the qualifying target of 7,700 points after two days of competition at the Hexham International Multi-Events competition.

Origen

early 20th century: from deca- 'ten' + Greek athlon 'contest'.

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