Heptathlon


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.

Athletics
Heptathlon
World records
Men Ashton Eaton 6645 pts (2012)
Women Jackie Joyner-Kersee 7291 pts (1988)
Olympic records
Women Jackie Joyner-Kersee 7291 pts (1988)
World Championship records
Men Ashton Eaton 6645 pts (2012)
Women Jackie Joyner-Kersee 7128 pts (1987)

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

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
World records (WR) compared with heptathlon bests (HB)
Event Type Athlete Record Score Percentage /Points difference Notes/Ref
100 m hurdles
WR Kendra Harrison12.20 s124897.29%
HB Jessica Ennis12.54 s1195−53[5]
High jump
WR Stefka Kostadinova2.09 m135994.74%
HB Nafissatou Thiam2.02 m1264−95
Shot put
WR Natalya Lisovskaya22.63 m137876.49%
HB Austra Skujytė17.31 m1016−362[6]
200 m
WR Florence Griffith Joyner21.34 s125195.70%
HB Jackie Joyner Kersee22.30 s1150−101
Long jump
WR Galina Chistyakova7.52 m135196.68%
HB Jackie Joyner Kersee7.27 m1264−87
Javelin[note 1]
WR Barbora Špotáková72.28 m129584.26%current 1999 model
HB Barbora Špotáková60.90 m1072−223current 1999 model[7]
WR Petra Felke80.00 m144880.80%old model
HB Tessa Sanderson64.64 m1145−303old model
800 m
WR Jarmila Kratochvílová1:53.28 min:s122492.97%
HB Nadine Debois2:01.84 min:s1087−137
Total World record9106
Heptathlon bests8048−1058

Men's heptathlon


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)
Event Type Athlete Record Score Difference in points scored Ref
60 m
WR Christian Coleman6.34 s1130
HB Chris Huffins6.61 s1026−104
Long jump
WR Carl Lewis8.79 m1268
HB Ashton Eaton8.16 m1102−166[9]
Shot put
WR Ryan Crouser22.82 m1276
HB Aleksey Drozdov17.17 m924−352
High jump
WR Javier Sotomayor2.43 m1223
HB Derek Drouin2.30 m1091−132[10]
60 m hurdles
WR Grant Holloway7.29 s1168
HB Ashton Eaton7.60 s1083−85
Pole vault
WR Armand Duplantis6.18 m1284
HB Alex Averbukh5.60 m1100−184
1000 m
WR Ayanleh Souleiman2:14.201182
HB Curtis Beach2:23.631064−118
Total World record8464
Heptathlon bests7329−1135

All-time top 25


Women

Carolina Klüft in the Osaka World Athletics Championships 2007 women's heptathlon
  • Correct as of October 2019[11]
Rank Score Athlete Place Date Ref
1 7291  Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) Seoul 23–24 September 1988
2 7032  Carolina Klüft (SWE) Osaka 25–26 August 2007
3 7013  Nafissatou Thiam (BEL) Götzis 27–28 May 2017 [12]
4 7007  Larisa Nikitina (URS) Bryansk 10–11 June 1989
5 6985  Sabine Braun (GER) Götzis 30–31 May 1992
6 6981  Katarina Johnson-Thompson (GBR) Doha 2–4 October 2019 [13]
7 6955  Jessica Ennis (GBR) London 3–4 August 2012
8 6946  Sabine Paetz (GDR) Potsdam 5–6 May 1984
9 6942  Ghada Shouaa (SYR) Götzis 25–26 May 1996
10 6935  Ramona Neubert (GDR) Moscow 18–19 June 1983
11 6889  Eunice Barber (FRA) Arles 4–5 June 2005
12 6859  Natalya Shubenkova (URS) Kyiv 20–21 June 1984
13 6858  Anke Behmer (GDR) Seoul 23–24 September 1988
14 6847  Irina Belova (RUS) Barcelona 1–2 August 1992
15 6836  Carolin Schäfer (GER) Götzis 27–28 May 2017 [12]
16 6832  Lyudmila Blonska (UKR) Osaka 25–26 August 2007
17 6831  Denise Lewis (GBR) Götzis 29–30 July 2000
18 6815  Laura Ikauniece-Admidiņa (LAT) Götzis 27–28 May 2017 [12]
19 6808  Brianne Theisen-Eaton (CAN) Götzis 30–31 May 2015
20 6803  Jane Frederick (USA) Talence 15–16 September 1984
21 6778  Nataliya Dobrynska (UKR) Barcelona 30–31 July 2010
22 6765  Yelena Prokhorova (RUS) Tula 22–23 July 2000
23 6750  Ma Miaolan (CHN) Beijing 11–12 September 1993
24 6742  Yorgelis Rodriguez (CUB) Götzis 26–27 May 2018 [14]
25 6741  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
Rank Score Athlete Date Place Ref
1 6645 Ashton Eaton (USA) 9–10 March 2012 Istanbul
2 6479  Kevin Mayer (FRA) 4–5 March 2017 Belgrade [16]
3 6476 Dan O'Brien (USA) 13–14 March 1993 Toronto
4 6438 Roman Šebrle (CZE) 6–7 March 2004 Budapest
5 6424 Tomáš Dvořák (CZE) 25–26 February 2000 Ghent
6 6418 Christian Plaziat (FRA) 28–29 February 1992 Genoa
7 6415 Sebastian Chmara (POL) 28 February–1 March 1998 Valencia
8 6412 Lev Lobodin (RUS) 7–8 February 2003 Moscow
9 6374 Erki Nool (EST) 6–7 March 1999 Maebashi
10 6372 Eelco Sintnicolaas (NED) 2–3 March 2013 Gothenburg
11 6371  Bryan Clay (USA) 8–9 March 2008 Valencia
12 6362  Mikk Pahapill (EST) 7–8 March 2009 Turin
13 6361  Tom Pappas (USA) 15–16 March 2003 Birmingham
14 6353  Ilya Shkurenev (RUS) 7–8 March 2015 Prague
15 6343  Damian Warner (CAN) 2–3 March 2018 Birmingham [17]
16 6320  Artem Makarenko (RUS) 16–17 February 2020 Kirov [18]
17 6303  Andrei Krauchanka (BLR) 7–8 March 2014 Sopot
18 6300  Aleksey Drozdov (RUS) 12–13 March 2010 Penza
19 6293  Jón Arnar Magnússon (ISL) 6–7 March 1999 Maebashi
20 6291  Frank Busemann (GER) 2–3 February 2002 Tallinn
21 6279  Mike Smith (CAN) 13–14 March 1993 Toronto
 Arthur Abele (GER) 7–8 March 2015 Prague
23 6273  Jeremy Taiwo (USA) 27–28 February 2015 Boston
24 6265  Maicel Uibo (EST) 2–3 March 2018 Birmingham [17]
25 6264  Karel Tilga (EST) 12-13 March 2021 Fayetteville

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

Medalists


Women's Olympic medalists

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

Women's World Championships medalists

Championships Gold Silver Bronze
1983 Helsinki
details
 Ramona Gohler-Neubert (GDR)  Sabine Mobius-Paetz (GDR)  Anke Vater (GDR)
1987 Rome
details
 Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA)  Larisa Nikitina (URS)  Jane Frederick (USA)
1991 Tokyo
details
 Sabine Braun (GER)  Liliana Năstase (ROU)  Irina Belova (URS)
1993 Stuttgart
details
 Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA)  Sabine Braun (GER)  Svetlana Buraga (BLR)
1995 Gothenburg
details
 Ghada Shouaa (SYR)  Svetlana Moskalets (RUS)  Rita Ináncsi (HUN)
1997 Athens
details
 Sabine Braun (GER)  Denise Lewis (GBR)  Remigija Nazarovienė (LTU)
1999 Seville
details
 Eunice Barber (FRA)  Denise Lewis (GBR)  Ghada Shouaa (SYR)
2001 Edmonton
details
 Yelena Prokhorova (RUS)  Natallia Sazanovich (BLR)  Shelia Burrell (USA)
2003 Saint-Denis
details
 Carolina Klüft (SWE)  Eunice Barber (FRA)  Natallia Sazanovich (BLR)
2005 Helsinki
details
 Carolina Klüft (SWE)  Eunice Barber (FRA)  Margaret Simpson (GHA)
2007 Osaka
details
 Carolina Klüft (SWE)  Lyudmyla Blonska (UKR)  Kelly Sotherton (GBR)
2009 Berlin
details
 Jessica Ennis (GBR)  Jennifer Oeser (GER)  Kamila Chudzik (POL)
2011 Daegu
details
 Jessica Ennis (GBR)  Jennifer Oeser (GER)  Karolina Tymińska (POL)
2013 Moscow
details
 Hanna Melnychenko (UKR)  Brianne Theisen-Eaton (CAN)  Dafne Schippers (NED)
2015 Beijing
details
 Jessica Ennis-Hill (GBR)  Brianne Theisen-Eaton (CAN)  Laura Ikauniece-Admidiņa (LAT)
2017 London
details
 Nafissatou Thiam (BEL)  Carolin Schäfer (GER)  Anouk Vetter (NED)
2019 Doha
details
 Katarina Johnson-Thompson (GBR)  Nafissatou Thiam (BEL)  Verena Preiner (AUT)

Men's World Indoor Championships medalists

Bryan Clay celebrating his 2010 world title win in Doha
Games Gold Silver Bronze
1995 Barcelona
details
 Christian Plaziat (FRA)  Tomáš Dvořák (CZE)  Henrik Dagård (SWE)
1997 Paris
details
 Robert Změlík (CZE)  Erki Nool (EST)  Jón Magnússon (ISL)
1999 Maebashi
details
 Sebastian Chmara (POL)  Erki Nool (EST)  Roman Šebrle (CZE)
2001 Lisbon
details
 Roman Šebrle (CZE)  Jón Magnússon (ISL)  Lev Lobodin (RUS)
2003 Birmingham
details
 Tom Pappas (USA)  Lev Lobodin (RUS)  Roman Šebrle (CZE)
2004 Budapest
details
 Roman Šebrle (CZE)  Bryan Clay (USA)  Lev Lobodin (RUS)
2006 Moscow
details
 André Niklaus (GER)  Bryan Clay (USA)  Roman Šebrle (CZE)
2008 Valencia
details
 Bryan Clay (USA)  Andrei Krauchanka (BLR)  Dmitriy Karpov (KAZ)
2010 Doha
details
 Bryan Clay (USA)  Trey Hardee (USA)  Aleksey Drozdov (RUS)
2012 Istanbul
details
 Ashton Eaton (USA)  Oleksiy Kasyanov (UKR)  Artem Lukyanenko (RUS)
2014 Sopot
details
 Ashton Eaton (USA)  Andrei Krauchanka (BLR)  Thomas van der Plaetsen (BEL)
2016 Portland
details
 Ashton Eaton (USA)  Oleksiy Kasyanov (UKR)  Mathias Brugger (GER)
2018 Birmingham
details
 Kevin Mayer (FRA)  Damian Warner (CAN)  Maicel Uibo (EST)

Season's bests


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

Women's heptathlon

YearScoreAthletePlace
1980 6049  Zoya Spasovkhodskaya (URS) Pyatigorsk
1981 6788  Ramona Neubert (GDR) Kyiv
1982 6845  Ramona Neubert (GDR) Halle
1983 6935  Ramona Neubert (GDR) Moscow
1984 6946  Sabine Paetz (GDR) Potsdam
1985 6718  Jackie Joyner (USA) Baton Rouge
1986 7158  Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) Houston
1987 7128  Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) Rome
1988 7291  Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) Seoul
1989 7007  Larisa Nikitina (URS) Bryansk
1990 6783  Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) Seattle
1991 6878  Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) New York City
1992 7044  Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) Barcelona
1993 6837  Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) Stuttgart
1994 6741  Heike Drechsler (GER) Talence
1995 6715  Ghada Shouaa (SYR) Götzis
1996 6942  Ghada Shouaa (SYR) Götzis
1997 6787  Sabine Braun (GER) Ratingen
1998 6559  Denise Lewis (GBR) Budapest
1999 6861  Eunice Barber (FRA) Seville
2000 6842  Eunice Barber (FRA) Götzis
2001 6736  Eunice Barber (FRA) Götzis
2002 6542  Carolina Klüft (SWE) Munich
2003 7001  Carolina Klüft (SWE) Saint-Denis
2004 6952  Carolina Klüft (SWE) Athens
2005 6889  Eunice Barber (FRA) Arles
2006 6740  Carolina Klüft (SWE) Gothenburg
2007 7032  Carolina Klüft (SWE) Osaka
2008 6733  Nataliya Dobrynska (UKR) Beijing
2009 6731  Jessica Ennis (GBR) Berlin
2010 6823  Jessica Ennis (GBR) Barcelona
2011 6790  Jessica Ennis (GBR) Götzis
2012 6955  Jessica Ennis (GBR) London
2013 6623  Tatyana Chernova (RUS) Kazan
2014 6682  Katarina Johnson-Thompson (GBR) Götzis
2015 6808  Brianne Theisen-Eaton (CAN) Götzis
2016 6810  Nafissatou Thiam (BEL) Rio de Janeiro
2017 7013  Nafissatou Thiam (BEL) Götzis
2018 6816  Nafissatou Thiam (BEL) Berlin
2019 6981  Katarina Johnson-Thompson (GBR) Doha
2020 6419  Ivona Dadic (AUT) Götzis

Men's indoor heptathlon

YearScoreAthletePlace
1999 6386  Sebastian Chmara (POL) Maebashi
2000 6424  Tomáš Dvořák (CZE) Ghent
2001 6420  Roman Šebrle (CZE) Lisbon
2002 6291  Frank Busemann (GER) Tallinn
2003 6412  Lev Lobodin (RUS) Moscow
2004 6438  Roman Šebrle (CZE) Budapest
2005 6232  Roman Šebrle (CZE) Madrid
2006 6229  Aleksandr Pogorelov (RUS) Moscow
2007 6196  Roman Šebrle (CZE) Birmingham
2008 6371  Bryan Clay (USA) Valencia
2009 6362  Mikk Pahapill (EST) Turin
2010 6499  Ashton Eaton (USA) Fayetteville
2011 6568  Ashton Eaton (USA) Tallinn
2012 6645  Ashton Eaton (USA) Istanbul
2013 6372  Eelco Sintnicolaas (NED) Gothenburg
2014 6632  Ashton Eaton (USA) Sopot
2015 6353  Ilya Shkurenyov (RUS) Prague
2016 6470  Ashton Eaton (USA) Portland
2017 6479  Kevin Mayer (FRA) Belgrade
2018 6348  Kevin Mayer (FRA) Birmingham
2019 6218  Jorge Ureña (SPA) Glasgow
2020 6320  Artyom Makarenko (RUS) Kirov

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
Score Nation Athlete Date Place
7291  United States Jackie Joyner-Kersee 23–24 September 1988 Seoul
7032  Sweden Carolina Klüft 25–26 August 2007 Osaka
7013  Belgium Nafissatou Thiam 27–28 May 2017 Götzis
7007  Russia Larisa Nikitina 10–11 June 1989 Bryansk
6985  Germany Sabine Braun 30–31 May 1992 Götzis
6981  United Kingdom Katarina Johnson-Thompson 2–4 October 2019 Doha
6942  Syria Ghada Shouaa 25–26 May 1996 Götzis
6889  France Eunice Barber 4–5 June 2005 Arles
6832  Ukraine Lyudmyla Blonska 25–26 August 2007 Osaka
6815  Latvia Laura Ikauniece-Admidiņa 27–28 May 2017 Götzis
6808  Canada Brianne Theisen-Eaton 30–31 May 2015 Götzis
6750  China Ma Miaolan 11–12 September 1993 Beijing
6742  Cuba Yorgelis Rodríguez 26–27 May 2018 Götzis
6695  Australia Jane Flemming 27–28 January 1990 Auckland
6658  Bulgaria Svetla Dimitrova 30–31 May 1992 Götzis
6651  Hungary Xénia Krizsán 29–30 May 2021 Götzis
6636  Netherlands Anouk Vetter 5–6 August 2017 London
6635  Belarus Svetlana Buraga 17–18 August 1993 Stuttgart
6619  Romania Liliana Nastase 1–2 August 1992 Barcelona
6616  Poland Małgorzata Nowak 30–31 August 1985 Kobe
6604  Lithuania Remigija Nazaroviene 10–11 June 1989 Bryansk
6591  Austria Verena Preiner 29–30 June 2019 Ratingen
6527  Jamaica Diane Guthrie-Gresham 2–3 June 1995 Knoxville
6462  Sierra Leone Eunice Barber 29–30 May 1999 Arles
6460  Czech Republic Eliška Klučinová 14–15 June 2014 Kladno
6423  Moldova Lyubov Ratsu 27–28 August 1983 Chişinău
6423  Ghana Margaret Simpson 28–29 May 2005 Götzis
6418  Trinidad and Tobago Tyra Gittens 13–14 May 2021 College Station
6404  Finland Satu Ruotsalainen 26–27 August 1991 Tokyo
6392  Algeria Yasmina Azzizi 26–27 August 1991 Tokyo
6391   Switzerland Géraldine Ruckstuhl 15–16 September 2018 Talence
6371  Barbados Akela Jones 10–11 June 2015 Eugene
6349  Uzbekistan Yekaterina Voronina 28–29 May 2021 Tashkent
6346 A  Colombia Evelis Aguilar 13–14 March 2021 Ibagué
6304  Spain María Vicente 24–25 April 2021 Lana
6297  Ireland Kate O'Connor 24–25 April 2021 Lana
6280  Estonia Grit Šadeiko 27–28 May 2017 Götzis
6278  New Zealand Joanne Henry 28 February – 1 March 1992 Auckland
6272  Kazakhstan Yelena Davydova 13–14 July 1987 Zagreb
6250  Burkina Faso Marthe Koala 29–30 May 2021 Götzis
6235  Greece Aryiro Strataki 27–28 May 2006 Götzis
6230  Portugal Naide Gomes 16–17 July 2005 Logroño
6226  Norway Ida Marcussen 25–26 August 2007 Osaka
6211  India Javur Jagadeeshappa Shobha 16–17 March 2004 New Delhi
6210  Benin Odile Ahouanwanou 2–4 October 2019 Doha

Men's indoor heptathlon

NR's equal or superior to 6000 pts:

Score Nation Athlete Date Place
6645  United States Ashton Eaton 9–10 March 2012 Istanbul
6479  France Kevin Mayer 4–5 March 2017 Belgrade
6438  Czech Republic Roman Šebrle 6–7 March 2004 Budapest
6415  Poland Sebastian Chmara 28 February – 1 March 1998 Valencia
6412  Russia Lev Lobodin 7–8 February 2003 Moscow
6372  Netherlands Eelco Sintnicolaas 2–3 March 2013 Gothenburg
6362  Estonia Erki Nool 6–7 March 1999 Maebashi
6343  Canada Damian Warner 2–3 March 2018 Birmingham
6303  Belarus Andrei Krauchanka 7–8 March 2014 Sopot
6293  Iceland Jón Arnar Magnússon 6–7 March 1999 Maebashi
6291  Germany Frank Busemann 2–3 February 2002 Tallinn
6259  Belgium Thomas van der Plaetsen 7–8 March 2014 Sopot
6254  Ukraine Oleksiy Kasyanov 30–31 January 2010 Zaporizhzhia
6249  Hungary Dezső Szabó 28 February – 1 March 1998 Valencia
6249  Spain Jorge Ureña 28–29 January 2017 Prague
6229  Kazakhstan Dmitriy Karpov 15–16 February 2008 Tallinn
6188  United Kingdom Timothy Duckworth 9–10 March 2018 College Station
6142  Sweden Henrik Dagård 11–12 March 1995 Barcelona
6099  Serbia Mihail Dudaš 2–3 March 2013 Gothenburg
6092   Switzerland Simon Ehammer 13–14 February 2021 Frankfurt
6076  Italy Dario Dester 20–21 February 2021 Ancona
6065  Austria Roland Schwarzl 20–21 February 2010 Vienna
6036  Montenegro Darko Pešić 6–7 February 2021 Belgrade
6035  Jamaica Maurice Smith 25–26 February 2005 Fayetteville
6032  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. Heptathlon – women – senior – outdoor. IAAF. Retrieved on 2014-01-25.
  12. 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. 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. "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.