Heptathlon

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Athletics
Heptathlon
World records
Men Flag of the United States.svg Ashton Eaton 6645 pts (2012)
Women Flag of the United States.svg Jackie Joyner-Kersee 7291 pts (1988)
Olympic records
Women Flag of the United States.svg Jackie Joyner-Kersee 7291 pts (1988)
World Championship records
Men Flag of the United States.svg Ashton Eaton 6645 pts (2012)
Women Flag of the United States.svg Jackie Joyner-Kersee 7128 pts (1987)

A heptathlon is a track and field combined events contest made up of seven events. [1] The name derives from the Greek επτά (hepta, meaning “seven”) and ἄθλος (áthlos, or ἄθλον, áthlon, meaning "feat"). A competitor in a heptathlon is referred to as a heptathlete.

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There are two heptathlons – the men's and the women's heptathlon – composed of different events. The men's heptathlon is older and is held indoors, while the women's is held outdoors and was introduced in the 1980s, first appearing in the Olympics in 1984.

Women's heptathlon

Tatyana Chernova, Jessica Ennis and Lilli Schwarzkopf racing in the final 800 m event at the 2012 Olympic heptathlon JessicaEnnis 800m Heptatlon London2012 3.JPG
Tatyana Chernova, Jessica Ennis and Lilli Schwarzkopf racing in the final 800 m event at the 2012 Olympic heptathlon

Women's heptathlon is the combined event for women contested in the athletics programme of the Olympics and at the IAAF World Championships. The IAAF Combined Events Challenge determines a yearly women's heptathlon champion. The women's outdoor heptathlon consists of the following events, with the first four contested on the first day, and the remaining three on day two:

The heptathlon has been contested by female athletes since the early 1980s, when it replaced the pentathlon as the primary women's combined event contest (the javelin throw and 800 m were added).[ citation needed ] It was first contested at the Olympic level in the 1984 Summer Olympics. In recent years some women's decathlon competitions have been conducted, consisting of the same events as the men's competition in a slightly different order, and the IAAF has begun keeping records for it, but the heptathlon remains the championship-level combined event for women. Nafissatou Thiam, representing Belgium, is the 2016 Olympic Gold Medallist and reigning European Champion, Katarina Johnson-Thompson, representing Great Britain, is the current World Champion and Commonwealth Champion. Odile Ahouanwanou, Yekaterina Voronina, Kiara Reddingius, Luisarys Toledo and Ariana Ince hold the African, Asian, Oceanian, South American and NACAC (North American, Central American and Caribbean) titles respectively. Adriana Rodríguez, Marthe Koala, Swapna Barman and Elenani Tinai hold the Panamerican Games, African Games, Asian Games and Pacific Games titles respectively. [2]

There is also a Tetradecathlon, which is a double heptathlon, consisting of 14 events, seven events per day.

Points system

The heptathlon scoring system was devised by Dr Karl Ulbrich, a Viennese mathematician. The formulae are constructed so that, for each event, a designated benchmark performance (for example, approximately 1.82 m for the high jump) scores 1000 points. [3] Each event also has a minimum recordable performance level (e.g. 0.75 m for the high jump), corresponding to zero points. The formulae are devised so that successive constant increments in performance correspond to gradually increasing increments in points awarded.

The events are split into three groups, and the scores are calculated according to the three formulae: [4]

Running events (200 m, 800 m and 100 m hurdles):
Jumping events (high jump and long jump):
Throwing events (shot put and javelin):

P is for points, T is for time in seconds, M is for height or length in centimeters and D is length in meters. a, b and c have different values for each of the events, as follows:

Eventabc
200 metres4.9908742.51.81
800 metres0.111932541.88
100 metres hurdles9.2307626.71.835
High jump1.84523751.348
Long jump0.1888072101.41
Shot put56.02111.51.05
Javelin throw15.98033.81.04

Benchmarks

The following table shows the benchmark levels needed to earn 1000, 900, 800 and 700 points in each event.

Event1,000 pts900 pts800 pts700 ptsUnit
100 m hurdles13.8514.5615.3216.12Seconds
High jump1.821.741.661.57Metres
Shot put17.0715.5814.0912.58Metres
200 m23.8024.8625.9727.14Seconds
Long jump6.486.175.845.50Metres
Javelin throw57.1852.0446.8741.68Metres
800 m2:07.632:14.522:21.772:29.47Minutes:Seconds

Women's world records compared with heptathlon bests

Nataliya Dobrynska in the Osaka World Athletics Championships 2007 women's heptathlon Nataliya Dobrynska.jpg
Nataliya Dobrynska in the Osaka World Athletics Championships 2007 women's heptathlon
World records (WR) compared with heptathlon bests (HB)
EventTypeAthleteRecordScorePercentage /Points differenceNotes/Ref
100 m hurdles
WR Kendra Harrison 12.20 s 124897.29%
HB Jessica Ennis 12.54 s1195−53 [5]
High jump
WR Stefka Kostadinova 2.09 m 135994.74%
HB Nafissatou Thiam 2.02 m1264−95
Shot put
WR Natalya Lisovskaya 22.63 m137876.49%
HB Austra Skujytė 17.31 m1016−362 [6]
200 m
WR Florence Griffith Joyner 21.34 s125195.70%
HB Jackie Joyner Kersee 22.30 s1150−101
Long jump
WR Galina Chistyakova 7.52 m135196.68%
HB Jackie Joyner Kersee 7.27 m1264−87
Javelin [note 1]
WR Barbora Špotáková 72.28 m129584.26%current 1999 model
HB Barbora Špotáková 60.90 m1072−223current 1999 model [7]
WR Petra Felke 80.00 m144880.80%old model
HB Tessa Sanderson 64.64 m1145−303old model
800 m
WR Jarmila Kratochvílová 1:53.28 min:s122492.97%
HB Nadine Debois 2:01.84 min:s1087−137
TotalWorld record9106
Heptathlon bests8048−1058

Men's heptathlon

Heptathlon podium at the European Athletics Indoor Championships 2009 in Turin Heptathlon Podium Turin 2009.JPG
Heptathlon podium at the European Athletics Indoor Championships 2009 in Turin

The other version is an indoor competition, normally contested by men only. It is the men's combined event in the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics. The men's indoor heptathlon consists of the following events, with the first four contested on the first day, and remaining three on day two:

The scoring is similar for both versions. In each event, the athlete scores points for his/her performance in each event according to scoring tables issued by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). [8] The athlete accumulating the highest number of points wins the competition.

Benchmarks

The following table shows the minimum benchmark levels required to earn 1000 points in each event.

Event1000ptsUnits
60 m6.68Seconds
Long jump7.76Metres
Shot put18.40Metres
High jump2.21Metres
60 m hurdles7.69Seconds
Pole vault5.29Metres
1000 m2:29.00Minutes:Seconds

Men's world records compared with heptathlon bests

World records (WR) compared with heptathlon bests (HB)
EventTypeAthleteRecordScoreDifference in points scoredRef
60 m
WR Christian Coleman 6.34 s 1130
HB Chris Huffins 6.61 s1026−104
Long jump
WR Carl Lewis 8.79 m 1268
HB Ashton Eaton 8.16 m1102−166 [9]
Shot put
WR Ryan Crouser 22.82 m1276
HB Aleksey Drozdov 17.17 m924−352
High jump
WR Javier Sotomayor 2.43 m1223
HB Derek Drouin 2.30 m1091−132 [10]
60 m hurdles
WR Grant Holloway 7.29 s1168
HB Ashton Eaton 7.60 s1083−85
Pole vault
WR Armand Duplantis 6.18 m1284
HB Alex Averbukh 5.60 m1100−184
1000 m
WR Ayanleh Souleiman 2:14.201182
HB Curtis Beach 2:23.631064−118
TotalWorld record8464
Heptathlon bests7329−1135

All-time top 25

Women

Carolina Kluft in the Osaka World Athletics Championships 2007 women's heptathlon Osaka07 D1A Carolina Kluft.jpg
Carolina Klüft in the Osaka World Athletics Championships 2007 women's heptathlon
RankScoreAthletePlaceDateRef
17291Flag of the United States.svg  Jackie Joyner-Kersee  (USA) Seoul 23–24 September 1988
27032Flag of Sweden.svg  Carolina Klüft  (SWE) Osaka 25–26 August 2007
37013Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Nafissatou Thiam  (BEL) Götzis 27–28 May 2017 [12]
47007Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Larisa Nikitina  (URS) Bryansk 10–11 June 1989
56985Flag of Germany.svg  Sabine Braun  (GER) Götzis 30–31 May 1992
66981Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Katarina Johnson-Thompson  (GBR) Doha 2–4 October 2019 [13]
76955Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Jessica Ennis  (GBR) London 3–4 August 2012
86946Flag of East Germany.svg  Sabine Paetz  (GDR) Potsdam 5–6 May 1984
96942Flag of Syria.svg  Ghada Shouaa  (SYR) Götzis 25–26 May 1996
106935Flag of East Germany.svg  Ramona Neubert  (GDR) Moscow 18–19 June 1983
116889Flag of France.svg  Eunice Barber  (FRA) Arles 4–5 June 2005
126859Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Natalya Shubenkova  (URS) Kyiv 20–21 June 1984
136858Flag of East Germany.svg  Anke Behmer  (GDR) Seoul 23–24 September 1988
146847Flag of Russia.svg  Irina Belova  (RUS) Barcelona 1–2 August 1992
156836Flag of Germany.svg  Carolin Schäfer  (GER) Götzis 27–28 May 2017 [12]
166832Flag of Ukraine.svg  Lyudmila Blonska  (UKR) Osaka 25–26 August 2007
176831Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Denise Lewis  (GBR) Götzis 29–30 July 2000
186815Flag of Latvia.svg  Laura Ikauniece-Admidiņa  (LAT) Götzis 27–28 May 2017 [12]
196808Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Brianne Theisen-Eaton  (CAN) Götzis 30–31 May 2015
206803Flag of the United States.svg  Jane Frederick  (USA) Talence 15–16 September 1984
216778Flag of Ukraine.svg  Nataliya Dobrynska  (UKR) Barcelona 30–31 July 2010
226765Flag of Russia.svg  Yelena Prokhorova  (RUS) Tula 22–23 July 2000
236750Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Ma Miaolan  (CHN) Beijing 11–12 September 1993
246742Flag of Cuba.svg  Yorgelis Rodriguez  (CUB) Götzis 26–27 May 2018 [14]
256741Flag of Germany.svg  Heike Drechsler  (GER) Talence 10–11 September 1994

Below is a list of all other scores equal or superior to 6875 pts:

The following athletes have had their performances (inside 6741) annulled due to doping offense:

Men

World record holder Ashton Eaton competing at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships Ashton Eaton Istanbul 2012.jpg
World record holder Ashton Eaton competing at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships
RankScoreAthleteDatePlaceRef
16645Flag of the United States.svg  Ashton Eaton  (USA)9–10 March 2012Istanbul
26479Flag of France.svg  Kevin Mayer  (FRA)4–5 March 2017Belgrade [16]
36476Flag of the United States.svg  Dan O'Brien  (USA)13–14 March 1993Toronto
46438Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Roman Šebrle  (CZE)6–7 March 2004Budapest
56424Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Tomáš Dvořák  (CZE)25–26 February 2000Ghent
66418Flag of France.svg  Christian Plaziat  (FRA)28–29 February 1992Genoa
76415Flag of Poland.svg  Sebastian Chmara  (POL)28 February–1 March 1998Valencia
86412Flag of Russia.svg  Lev Lobodin  (RUS)7–8 February 2003Moscow
96374Flag of Estonia.svg  Erki Nool  (EST)6–7 March 1999Maebashi
106372Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Eelco Sintnicolaas  (NED)2–3 March 2013Gothenburg
116371Flag of the United States.svg  Bryan Clay  (USA)8–9 March 2008Valencia
126362Flag of Estonia.svg  Mikk Pahapill  (EST)7–8 March 2009Turin
136361Flag of the United States.svg  Tom Pappas  (USA)15–16 March 2003Birmingham
146353Flag of Russia.svg  Ilya Shkurenev  (RUS)7–8 March 2015Prague
156343Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Damian Warner  (CAN)2–3 March 2018Birmingham [17]
166320Flag of Russia.svg  Artem Makarenko  (RUS)16–17 February 2020Kirov [18]
176303Flag of Belarus.svg  Andrei Krauchanka  (BLR)7–8 March 2014Sopot
186300Flag of Russia.svg  Aleksey Drozdov  (RUS)12–13 March 2010Penza
196293Flag of Iceland.svg  Jón Arnar Magnússon  (ISL)6–7 March 1999Maebashi
206291Flag of Germany.svg  Frank Busemann  (GER)2–3 February 2002Tallinn
216279Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Mike Smith  (CAN)13–14 March 1993Toronto
Flag of Germany.svg  Arthur Abele  (GER)7–8 March 2015Prague
236273Flag of the United States.svg  Jeremy Taiwo  (USA)27–28 February 2015Boston
246265Flag of Estonia.svg  Maicel Uibo  (EST)2–3 March 2018Birmingham [17]
256264Flag of Estonia.svg  Karel Tilga  (EST)12-13 March 2021Fayetteville

Below is a list of all other scores equal or superior to 6319 pts:

Medalists

Women's Olympic medalists

GamesGoldSilverBronze
1984 Los Angeles
details
Glynis Nunn
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
Jackie Joyner
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Sabine Everts
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
1988 Seoul
details
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Sabine John
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
Anke Behmer
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
1992 Barcelona
details
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Irina Belova
Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team
Sabine Braun
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
1996 Atlanta
details
Ghada Shouaa
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria
Natallia Sazanovich
Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus
Denise Lewis
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
2000 Sydney
details
Denise Lewis
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Yelena Prokhorova
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Natallia Sazanovich
Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus
2004 Athens
details
Carolina Klüft
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Austra Skujytė
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania
Kelly Sotherton
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
2008 Beijing
details
Nataliya Dobrynska
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
Hyleas Fountain
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Kelly Sotherton
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
2012 London
details
Jessica Ennis
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Lilli Schwarzkopf
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Austra Skujytė
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania
2016 Rio
details
Nafissatou Thiam
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
Jessica Ennis-Hill
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Brianne Theisen-Eaton
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada

Women's World Championships medalists

ChampionshipsGoldSilverBronze
1983 Helsinki
details
Flag of East Germany.svg  Ramona Gohler-Neubert  (GDR)Flag of East Germany.svg  Sabine Mobius-Paetz  (GDR)Flag of East Germany.svg  Anke Vater  (GDR)
1987 Rome
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Jackie Joyner-Kersee  (USA)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Larisa Nikitina  (URS)Flag of the United States.svg  Jane Frederick  (USA)
1991 Tokyo
details
Flag of Germany.svg  Sabine Braun  (GER)Flag of Romania.svg  Liliana Năstase  (ROU)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Irina Belova  (URS)
1993 Stuttgart
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Jackie Joyner-Kersee  (USA)Flag of Germany.svg  Sabine Braun  (GER)Flag of Belarus (1918, 1991-1995).svg  Svetlana Buraga  (BLR)
1995 Gothenburg
details
Flag of Syria.svg  Ghada Shouaa  (SYR)Flag of Russia.svg  Svetlana Moskalets  (RUS)Flag of Hungary.svg  Rita Ináncsi  (HUN)
1997 Athens
details
Flag of Germany.svg  Sabine Braun  (GER)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Denise Lewis  (GBR)Flag of Lithuania.svg  Remigija Nazarovienė  (LTU)
1999 Seville
details
Flag of France.svg  Eunice Barber  (FRA)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Denise Lewis  (GBR)Flag of Syria.svg  Ghada Shouaa  (SYR)
2001 Edmonton
details
Flag of Russia.svg  Yelena Prokhorova  (RUS)Flag of Belarus.svg  Natallia Sazanovich  (BLR)Flag of the United States.svg  Shelia Burrell  (USA)
2003 Saint-Denis
details
Flag of Sweden.svg  Carolina Klüft  (SWE)Flag of France.svg  Eunice Barber  (FRA)Flag of Belarus.svg  Natallia Sazanovich  (BLR)
2005 Helsinki
details
Flag of Sweden.svg  Carolina Klüft  (SWE)Flag of France.svg  Eunice Barber  (FRA)Flag of Ghana.svg  Margaret Simpson  (GHA)
2007 Osaka
details
Flag of Sweden.svg  Carolina Klüft  (SWE)Flag of Ukraine.svg  Lyudmyla Blonska  (UKR)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Kelly Sotherton  (GBR)
2009 Berlin
details
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Jessica Ennis  (GBR)Flag of Germany.svg  Jennifer Oeser  (GER)Flag of Poland.svg  Kamila Chudzik  (POL)
2011 Daegu
details
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Jessica Ennis  (GBR)Flag of Germany.svg  Jennifer Oeser  (GER)Flag of Poland.svg  Karolina Tymińska  (POL)
2013 Moscow
details
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Hanna Melnychenko  (UKR)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Brianne Theisen-Eaton  (CAN)Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Dafne Schippers  (NED)
2015 Beijing
details
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Jessica Ennis-Hill  (GBR)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Brianne Theisen-Eaton  (CAN)Flag of Latvia.svg  Laura Ikauniece-Admidiņa  (LAT)
2017 London
details
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Nafissatou Thiam  (BEL)Flag of Germany.svg  Carolin Schäfer  (GER)Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Anouk Vetter  (NED)
2019 Doha
details
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Katarina Johnson-Thompson  (GBR)Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Nafissatou Thiam  (BEL)Flag of Austria.svg  Verena Preiner  (AUT)

Men's World Indoor Championships medalists

Bryan Clay celebrating his 2010 world title win in Doha Bryan Clay Doha 2010.jpg
Bryan Clay celebrating his 2010 world title win in Doha
GamesGoldSilverBronze
1995 Barcelona
details
Flag of France.svg  Christian Plaziat  (FRA)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Tomáš Dvořák  (CZE)Flag of Sweden.svg  Henrik Dagård  (SWE)
1997 Paris
details
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Robert Změlík  (CZE)Flag of Estonia.svg  Erki Nool  (EST)Flag of Iceland.svg  Jón Magnússon  (ISL)
1999 Maebashi
details
Flag of Poland.svg  Sebastian Chmara  (POL)Flag of Estonia.svg  Erki Nool  (EST)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Roman Šebrle  (CZE)
2001 Lisbon
details
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Roman Šebrle  (CZE)Flag of Iceland.svg  Jón Magnússon  (ISL)Flag of Russia.svg  Lev Lobodin  (RUS)
2003 Birmingham
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Tom Pappas  (USA)Flag of Russia.svg  Lev Lobodin  (RUS)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Roman Šebrle  (CZE)
2004 Budapest
details
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Roman Šebrle  (CZE)Flag of the United States.svg  Bryan Clay  (USA)Flag of Russia.svg  Lev Lobodin  (RUS)
2006 Moscow
details
Flag of Germany.svg  André Niklaus  (GER)Flag of the United States.svg  Bryan Clay  (USA)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Roman Šebrle  (CZE)
2008 Valencia
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Bryan Clay  (USA)Flag of Belarus.svg  Andrei Krauchanka  (BLR)Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Dmitriy Karpov  (KAZ)
2010 Doha
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Bryan Clay  (USA)Flag of the United States.svg  Trey Hardee  (USA)Flag of Russia.svg  Aleksey Drozdov  (RUS)
2012 Istanbul
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Ashton Eaton  (USA)Flag of Ukraine.svg  Oleksiy Kasyanov  (UKR)Flag of Russia.svg  Artem Lukyanenko  (RUS)
2014 Sopot
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Ashton Eaton  (USA)Flag of Belarus.svg  Andrei Krauchanka  (BLR)Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Thomas van der Plaetsen  (BEL)
2016 Portland
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Ashton Eaton  (USA)Flag of Ukraine.svg  Oleksiy Kasyanov  (UKR)Flag of Germany.svg  Mathias Brugger  (GER)
2018 Birmingham
details
Flag of France.svg  Kevin Mayer  (FRA)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Damian Warner  (CAN)Flag of Estonia.svg  Maicel Uibo  (EST)

Season's bests

Jessica Ennis in the Osaka World Athletics Championships 2007 women's heptathlon Jessica Ennis.jpg
Jessica Ennis in the Osaka World Athletics Championships 2007 women's heptathlon

Women's heptathlon

YearScoreAthletePlace
19806049Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Zoya Spasovkhodskaya  (URS) Pyatigorsk
19816788Flag of East Germany.svg  Ramona Neubert  (GDR) Kyiv
19826845Flag of East Germany.svg  Ramona Neubert  (GDR) Halle
19836935Flag of East Germany.svg  Ramona Neubert  (GDR) Moscow
19846946Flag of East Germany.svg  Sabine Paetz  (GDR) Potsdam
19856718Flag of the United States.svg  Jackie Joyner  (USA) Baton Rouge
19867158Flag of the United States.svg  Jackie Joyner-Kersee  (USA) Houston
19877128Flag of the United States.svg  Jackie Joyner-Kersee  (USA) Rome
19887291Flag of the United States.svg  Jackie Joyner-Kersee  (USA) Seoul
19897007Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Larisa Nikitina  (URS) Bryansk
19906783Flag of the United States.svg  Jackie Joyner-Kersee  (USA) Seattle
19916878Flag of the United States.svg  Jackie Joyner-Kersee  (USA) New York City
19927044Flag of the United States.svg  Jackie Joyner-Kersee  (USA) Barcelona
19936837Flag of the United States.svg  Jackie Joyner-Kersee  (USA) Stuttgart
19946741Flag of Germany.svg  Heike Drechsler  (GER) Talence
19956715Flag of Syria.svg  Ghada Shouaa  (SYR) Götzis
19966942Flag of Syria.svg  Ghada Shouaa  (SYR) Götzis
19976787Flag of Germany.svg  Sabine Braun  (GER) Ratingen
19986559Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Denise Lewis  (GBR) Budapest
19996861Flag of France.svg  Eunice Barber  (FRA) Seville
20006842Flag of France.svg  Eunice Barber  (FRA) Götzis
20016736Flag of France.svg  Eunice Barber  (FRA) Götzis
20026542Flag of Sweden.svg  Carolina Klüft  (SWE) Munich
20037001Flag of Sweden.svg  Carolina Klüft  (SWE) Saint-Denis
20046952Flag of Sweden.svg  Carolina Klüft  (SWE) Athens
20056889Flag of France.svg  Eunice Barber  (FRA) Arles
20066740Flag of Sweden.svg  Carolina Klüft  (SWE) Gothenburg
20077032Flag of Sweden.svg  Carolina Klüft  (SWE) Osaka
20086733Flag of Ukraine.svg  Nataliya Dobrynska  (UKR) Beijing
20096731Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Jessica Ennis  (GBR) Berlin
20106823Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Jessica Ennis  (GBR) Barcelona
20116790Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Jessica Ennis  (GBR) Götzis
20126955Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Jessica Ennis  (GBR) London
20136623Flag of Russia.svg  Tatyana Chernova  (RUS) Kazan
20146682Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Katarina Johnson-Thompson  (GBR) Götzis
20156808Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Brianne Theisen-Eaton  (CAN) Götzis
20166810Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Nafissatou Thiam  (BEL) Rio de Janeiro
20177013Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Nafissatou Thiam  (BEL) Götzis
20186816Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Nafissatou Thiam  (BEL) Berlin
20196981Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Katarina Johnson-Thompson  (GBR) Doha
20206419Flag of Austria.svg  Ivona Dadic  (AUT) Götzis
20216703Flag of the United States.svg  Annie Kunz  (USA) Eugene

Men's indoor heptathlon

YearScoreAthletePlace
19996386Flag of Poland.svg  Sebastian Chmara  (POL)Maebashi
20006424Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Tomáš Dvořák  (CZE)Ghent
20016420Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Roman Šebrle  (CZE)Lisbon
20026291Flag of Germany.svg  Frank Busemann  (GER)Tallinn
20036412Flag of Russia.svg  Lev Lobodin  (RUS)Moscow
20046438Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Roman Šebrle  (CZE)Budapest
20056232Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Roman Šebrle  (CZE)Madrid
20066229Flag of Russia.svg  Aleksandr Pogorelov  (RUS)Moscow
20076196Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Roman Šebrle  (CZE)Birmingham
20086371Flag of the United States.svg  Bryan Clay  (USA)Valencia
20096362Flag of Estonia.svg  Mikk Pahapill  (EST)Turin
20106499Flag of the United States.svg  Ashton Eaton  (USA)Fayetteville
20116568Flag of the United States.svg  Ashton Eaton  (USA)Tallinn
20126645Flag of the United States.svg  Ashton Eaton  (USA)Istanbul
20136372Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Eelco Sintnicolaas  (NED)Gothenburg
20146632Flag of the United States.svg  Ashton Eaton  (USA)Sopot
20156353Flag of Russia.svg  Ilya Shkurenyov  (RUS)Prague
20166470Flag of the United States.svg  Ashton Eaton  (USA)Portland
20176479Flag of France.svg  Kevin Mayer  (FRA)Belgrade
20186348Flag of France.svg  Kevin Mayer  (FRA)Birmingham
20196218Flag of Spain.svg  Jorge Ureña  (SPA)Glasgow
20206320Flag of Russia.svg  Artyom Makarenko  (RUS)Kirov
20216392Flag of France.svg  Kevin Mayer  (FRA)Toruń

National records

Women's heptathlon

NR's equal or superior to 6200 pts:

Lyudmila Blonska in the Osaka World Athletics Championships 2007 women's heptathlon Lyudmila Blonska.jpg
Lyudmila Blonska in the Osaka World Athletics Championships 2007 women's heptathlon
ScoreNationAthleteDatePlace
7291Flag of the United States.svg  United States Jackie Joyner-Kersee 23–24 September 1988 Seoul
7032Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Carolina Klüft 25–26 August 2007 Osaka
7013Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Nafissatou Thiam 27–28 May 2017 Götzis
7007Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Larisa Nikitina 10–11 June 1989 Bryansk
6985Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Sabine Braun 30–31 May 1992 Götzis
6981Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Katarina Johnson-Thompson 2–4 October 2019 Doha
6942Flag of Syria.svg  Syria Ghada Shouaa 25–26 May 1996 Götzis
6889Flag of France.svg  France Eunice Barber 4–5 June 2005 Arles
6832Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Lyudmyla Blonska 25–26 August 2007 Osaka
6815Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia Laura Ikauniece-Admidiņa 27–28 May 2017 Götzis
6808Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Brianne Theisen-Eaton 30–31 May 2015 Götzis
6750Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Ma Miaolan 11–12 September 1993 Beijing
6742Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba Yorgelis Rodríguez 26–27 May 2018 Götzis
6695Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Jane Flemming 27–28 January 1990 Auckland
6658Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria Svetla Dimitrova 30–31 May 1992 Götzis
6651Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Xénia Krizsán 29–30 May 2021 Götzis
6636Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Anouk Vetter 5–6 August 2017 London
6635Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus Svetlana Buraga 17–18 August 1993 Stuttgart
6619Flag of Romania.svg  Romania Liliana Nastase 1–2 August 1992 Barcelona
6616Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Małgorzata Nowak 30–31 August 1985 Kobe
6604Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania Remigija Nazaroviene 10–11 June 1989 Bryansk
6591Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Verena Preiner 29–30 June 2019 Ratingen
6527Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica Diane Guthrie-Gresham 2–3 June 1995 Knoxville
6462Flag of Sierra Leone.svg  Sierra Leone Eunice Barber 29–30 May 1999 Arles
6460Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Eliška Klučinová 14–15 June 2014 Kladno
6423Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova Lyubov Ratsu 27–28 August 1983 Chişinău
6423Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Margaret Simpson 28–29 May 2005 Götzis
6418Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago Tyra Gittens 13–14 May 2021 College Station
6404Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Satu Ruotsalainen 26–27 August 1991 Tokyo
6392Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria Yasmina Azzizi 26–27 August 1991 Tokyo
6391Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Géraldine Ruckstuhl 15–16 September 2018 Talence
6371Flag of Barbados.svg  Barbados Akela Jones 10–11 June 2015 Eugene
6349Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan Yekaterina Voronina 28–29 May 2021 Tashkent
6346 A Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Evelis Aguilar 13–14 March 2021 Ibagué
6304Flag of Spain.svg  Spain María Vicente 24–25 April 2021 Lana
6297Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland Kate O'Connor 24–25 April 2021 Lana
6280Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia Grit Šadeiko 27–28 May 2017 Götzis
6278Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand Joanne Henry 28 February – 1 March 1992 Auckland
6274Flag of Benin.svg  Benin Odile Ahouanwanou 19–20 June 2021 Ratingen
6272Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan Yelena Davydova 13–14 July 1987 Zagreb
6250Flag of Burkina Faso.svg  Burkina Faso Marthe Koala 29–30 May 2021 Götzis
6235Flag of Greece.svg  Greece Aryiro Strataki 27–28 May 2006 Götzis
6230Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Naide Gomes 16–17 July 2005 Logroño
6226Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Ida Marcussen 25–26 August 2007 Osaka
6211Flag of India.svg  India Javur Jagadeeshappa Shobha 16–17 March 2004 New Delhi

Men's indoor heptathlon

NR's equal or superior to 6000 pts:

ScoreNationAthleteDatePlace
6645Flag of the United States.svg  United States Ashton Eaton 9–10 March 2012 Istanbul
6479Flag of France.svg  France Kevin Mayer 4–5 March 2017 Belgrade
6438Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Roman Šebrle 6–7 March 2004 Budapest
6415Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Sebastian Chmara 28 February – 1 March 1998 Valencia
6412Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Lev Lobodin 7–8 February 2003 Moscow
6372Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Eelco Sintnicolaas 2–3 March 2013 Gothenburg
6362Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia Erki Nool 6–7 March 1999 Maebashi
6343Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Damian Warner 2–3 March 2018 Birmingham
6303Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus Andrei Krauchanka 7–8 March 2014 Sopot
6293Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland Jón Arnar Magnússon 6–7 March 1999 Maebashi
6291Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Frank Busemann 2–3 February 2002 Tallinn
6259Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Thomas van der Plaetsen 7–8 March 2014 Sopot
6254Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Oleksiy Kasyanov 30–31 January 2010 Zaporizhzhia
6249Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Dezső Szabó 28 February – 1 March 1998 Valencia
6249Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Jorge Ureña 28–29 January 2017 Prague
6229Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan Dmitriy Karpov 15–16 February 2008 Tallinn
6188Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Timothy Duckworth 9–10 March 2018 College Station
6142Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Henrik Dagård 11–12 March 1995 Barcelona
6099Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia Mihail Dudaš 2–3 March 2013 Gothenburg
6092Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Simon Ehammer 13–14 February 2021 Frankfurt
6076Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Dario Dester 20–21 February 2021 Ancona
6065Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Roland Schwarzl 20–21 February 2010 Vienna
6036Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro Darko Pešić 6–7 February 2021 Belgrade
6035Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica Maurice Smith 25–26 February 2005 Fayetteville
6032Flag of Greece.svg  Greece Prodromos Korkizoglou 11–12 February 2000 Piraeus

See also

Other multiple event contests include:

Summer sports
Winter sports
Other

Notes

  1. Women's javelin was redesigned in 1999 and all records started fresh. Point allocation for Heptathlon remained the same, but the comparison is being made between the WR and Heptathlon best of the current model.

Notes and references

  1. "Heptathlon – Definition". Merriam-webster.com. August 31, 2012. Retrieved August 18, 2013.
  2. Holders correct as of 2020. The European Games does not feature a heptathlon event.
  3. "London 2012: Jessica Ennis leads heptathlon after first day", The Guardian, 3 August 2012
  4. "IAAF Scoring Tables for Combined Events" (PDF). IAAF. April 2004. p. 15. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 10, 2008. Retrieved August 5, 2012.
  5. "Women's Heptathlon 100 Metres Hurdles Results". IAAF . August 3, 2012. Retrieved August 5, 2012.
  6. "Women's Heptathlon Shot Put Results". IAAF . August 3, 2012. Retrieved August 6, 2012.
  7. Hans van Kuijen (September 16, 2012). "Van Alphen and Yosypenko prevail in Talence – IAAF Combined Events Challenge". IAAF . Retrieved September 18, 2012.
  8. Archived September 10, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  9. "Long Jump Results" (PDF). IAAF. March 9, 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 27, 2012. Retrieved March 9, 2012.
  10. Krajewski, Casey (February 22, 2013). "Drouin Jumps to World Record in Heptathlon". Indiana Daily Student. Archived from the original on June 6, 2014. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
  11. 1 2 Heptathlon – women – senior – outdoor. IAAF. Retrieved on 2014-01-25.
  12. 1 2 3 Diego Sampaolo (May 28, 2017). "Thiam scores 7013 to break meeting record in Götzis". IAAF. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  13. "Heptathlon Results" (PDF). IAAF. October 3, 2019. Retrieved October 5, 2019.
  14. Diego Sampaolo (May 27, 2018). "World leads for Thiam and Warner in Gotzis". IAAF. Retrieved May 28, 2018.
  15. 1 2 Heptathlon – men – senior – indoor. IAAF. Retrieved on 2014-01-25.
  16. "Men's Heptathlon Results" (PDF). European Athletics. March 5, 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 5, 2017. Retrieved March 5, 2017.
  17. 1 2 "Men's Heptathlon Results" (PDF). IAAF. March 3, 2018. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  18. "Артем Макаренко завоевал золото на ЧР по семиборью в помещении". mir-la.com (in Russian). February 18, 2020. Retrieved December 17, 2020.

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