Pentathlon

an Olympic event comprised of five events, discus, javelin, long jump, running, and wrestling; the exact order of the events is unknown, it is also unknown whether the victor had to win all the events or just the majority; in myth, it was Jason who invented the pentathlon.
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pentathlon

[n] - an athletic contest consisting of five different events
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Pentathlon

Pen·tath'lon noun [ New Latin , from Greek ...; ... five + ... a contest.] (Gr. Antiq.) A fivefold athletic performance peculiar to the great national games of the Greeks, including leaping, foot racing, wrestling, throwing the discus, and throwing the spear.
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Pentathlon

Pen·tath'lon noun In the modern Olympic Games, a composite contest made up of a running broad jump, throwing the javelin, a 200-meter run, throwing the discus, and a 1500-meter run.
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pentathlon

noun an athletic contest consisting of five different events
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Pentathlon

• (n.) In the modern Olympic Games, a composite contest made up of a running broad jump, throwing the javelin, a 200-meter run, throwing the discus, and a 1500-meter run. • (n.) A fivefold athletic performance peculiar to the great national games of the Greeks, including leaping, foot racing, wrestling, throwing the discus, and throwing t...
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pentathlon

athletic contest entailing five distinct types of competition. In the ancient Greek Olympics, the pentathlon included a race the length of the ... [5 related articles]
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pentathlon

pentathlon An athletic contest comprising five different track and field events and won by the contestant gaining the highest total score.
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pentathlon

pentathlon (pentăth'lun) , composite athletic event. In ancient Greece it comprised leaping, foot racing, wrestling, discus throwing, and casting the javelin. The modern pentathlon, an Olympic games event for men since 1912, comprises a cross-country horseback ride, a cross-country run, a ...
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Pentathlon

Pentathlon is an action thriller starring Dolph Lundgren and David Soul in a story about an East German athlete defecting to the West with his sadistic former trainer in pursuit. Pentathlon was directed by Bruce Malmuth in 1994.
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Pentathlon

The pentathlon is a five sport standard event for women on the programme of all major athletics championships. It is an all-round test of sprinting, hurdling, jumping, and throwing.
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pentathlon

(modern) Five-sport competition. Pentathlon consists of former military training pursuits: swimming, fencing, running, horsemanship, and shooting. It has been an Olympic event for men since 1912, but the Sydney 2000 Games were the first Olympics to include a women's event. The firs...
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Pentathlon

A pentathlon is a contest featuring five events. The name is derived from Greek: combining the words pente (five) and -athlon (competition) (πένταθλον). The first pentathlon was documented in Ancient Greece and was part of the Ancient Olympic Games. Five events were contested over one day for the Ancient Olympic pentathlon, starting with ...
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Pentathlon

[disambiguation] A pentathlon (Πένταθλον) is any sporting competition including five events. Pentathlon may also refer to: ==Sports== There are many specific pentathlons consisting of certain sets of events. ==Media== ...
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