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Could someone who knows explain the scoring system? It currently says "In each event, the athlete scores points according to the marks achieved" which seems to say they score points by scoring points. What are these marks and how are they achieved? 18.104.22.168 16:39, 26 August 2007 (UTC)
I agree as this will help to understand, when training, how much emphasis be placed on the athletes strengths and weaknesses. Thanks! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 18:09, August 26, 2007 (UTC)
There's a similar need to explain the scoring concept in Decathlon. The IAAF document in the links givs good insight. esp page 18. Matt Whyndham (talk) 13:40, 15 August 2008 (UTC)
How is Tessa Sanderson credited with the javelin's HB when the comparison is to the new model's WR introduced in 1999, after her retirement? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 13:13, 30 July 2010 (UTC)
Does one girl perform all seven events or is it a team of girls? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Robinrobin (talk • contribs) 13:06, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
This is a prescribed event following international rules for track and field events as administrated by the IAAF. One person performs all of these events, in order. There is a half an hour break between each event, four events on the first day (100H, HJ, SP, 200) and three on the second (LJ, JT and 800). The men also do their heptathlon indoors in a similar fashion, as they do the outdoor Decathlon. And for the novice, yes, beyond the exertion factor, is the combination of skills. The mere adaptation of the body, to be able to, for example, be in the best shape to throw, works against the ability to say, sprint or run the 800. That is why these are special athletes. Trackinfo (talk) 05:31, 6 July 2012 (UTC)