The Heptathlon is a multi discipline event for women combining both track and field events. As suggested by its title there are seven areas of contest, designed to exemplify the olympic motto of Faster, Higher, Stronger, consisting of 100 metre hurdles, high jump, shot putt, 200 metres, long jump, javelin and 800 metres. Each event is scored on a points system according to the speed or distance achieved by the athletes with the highest scoring competitor winning.
2020 Heptathlon Odds
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2016 Women's Heptathlon Final Result
Final: Saturday 13th August 2016
|2nd||Jessica Ennis||Great Britain||6775|
The world record for the event is held by Jackie Joyner Kersee of the USA who set a score of 7291 points in 1988, whereas the current Olympic Champion is Jessica Ennis of Great Britain.
With so many disciplines to negotiate injury is the biggest challenge for any heptathlete.
|1984||Los Angeles||Glynis Nunn||Jackie Joyner-Kersee||Sabine Everts|
|1988||Seoul||Jackie Joyner-Kersee||Sabine John||Anke Behmer|
|1992||Barcelona||Jackie Joyner-Kersee||Irina Belova||Sabine Braun|
|1996||Atlanta||Ghada Shouaa||Natallia Sazanovich||Denise Lewis|
|2000||Sydney||Denise Lewis||Yelena Prokhorova||Natallia Sazanovich|
|2004||Athens||Carolina Kluft||Austra Skujyt||Kelly Sotherton|
|2008||Beijing||Nataliya Dobrynska||Hyleas Fountain||Tatyana Chernova|
|2012||London||Jessica Ennis||Lilli Schwarzkopf||Tatyana Chernova|