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Heptathlon

Athletics
Heptathlon
2023 World Athletics Championships day 2 heptathlon finalists
World records
MenUnited States Ashton Eaton 6645 pts (2012)
WomenUnited States Jackie Joyner-Kersee 7291 pts (1988)
Olympic records
WomenUnited States Jackie Joyner-Kersee 7291 pts (1988)
World Championship records
WomenUnited States Jackie Joyner-Kersee 7128 pts (1987)
World Indoor Championship records
MenUnited States Ashton Eaton 6645 pts (2012)

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 "competition"). A competitor in a heptathlon is referred to as a heptathlete.

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

Women's heptathlon is the combined event for women contested in the athletics programme of the Olympics and at the World Athletics Championships. The World Athletics Combined Events Tour 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).[2] 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 World Athletics has begun keeping records for it, but the heptathlon remains the championship-level combined event for women. Nafissatou Thiam, representing Belgium, is the 2020 Olympic Gold Medallist, after successfully defending her 2016 title. She is also the 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.[3]

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.[4] 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:[5]

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:

Event a b c
200 metres 4.99087 42.5 1.81
800 metres 0.11193 254 1.88
100 metres hurdles 9.23076 26.7 1.835
High jump 1.84523 75 1.348
Long jump 0.188807 210 1.41
Shot put 56.0211 1.5 1.05
Javelin throw 15.9803 3.8 1.04

Benchmarks

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

Event 1,000 pts 900 pts 800 pts 700 pts Unit
100 m hurdles 13.85 14.56 15.32 16.12 Seconds
High jump 1.82 1.74 1.66 1.57 Metres
Shot put 17.07 15.58 14.09 12.58 Metres
200 m 23.80 24.86 25.97 27.14 Seconds
Long jump 6.48 6.17 5.84 5.50 Metres
Javelin throw 57.18 52.04 46.87 41.68 Metres
800 m 2:07.63 2:14.52 2:21.77 2:29.47 Minutes:Seconds

Women's world records compared with heptathlon bests

World records (WR) compared with heptathlon bests (HB)
Event Type Athlete Record Score Difference in points value Date Place Notes/Ref
100 m hurdles
WR Tobi Amusan 12.12 s 1261
HB Jessica Ennis 12.54 s (+1.3 m/s) 1195 −66 3 August 2012 London [6]
High jump
WR Stefka Kostadinova 2.09 m 1359
HB Nafissatou Thiam 2.02 m 1264 −95 22 June 2019 Talence [7]
Shot put
WR Natalya Lisovskaya 22.63 m 1378
HB Austra Skujytė 17.31 m 1016 −362 3 August 2012 London [8]
200 m
WR Florence Griffith Joyner 21.34 s 1251
HB Jackie Joyner Kersee 22.30 s (+0.0 m/s) 1150 −101 15 July 1988 Indianapolis [7]
Long jump
WR Galina Chistyakova 7.52 m 1351
HB Jackie Joyner Kersee 7.27 m (+0.7 m/s) 1264 −87 24 September 1988 Seoul [7]
Javelin[note 1]
WR Barbora Špotáková 72.28 m 1295 Current 1999 model
HB Barbora Špotáková 60.90 m 1072 −223 16 September 2012 Talence Current 1999 model[9]
WR Petra Felke 80.00 m 1448 Old model
HB Tessa Sanderson 64.64 m 1145 −303 Old model
800 m
WR Jarmila Kratochvílová 1:53.28 min:s 1224
HB Nadine Debois 2:01.84 min:s 1087 −137 27 September 1987 Talence [7]
Total World record 9119
Heptathlon bests 8048 −1071

Men's heptathlon

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 performance in each event according to scoring tables issued by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).[10] 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.

Event 1000pts Units
60 m 6.68 Seconds
Long jump 7.76 Metres
Shot put 18.40 Metres
High jump 2.21 Metres
60 m hurdles 7.69 Seconds
Pole vault 5.29 Metres
1000 m 2:29.00 Minutes: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 value Ref
60 m
WR Christian Coleman 6.34 s 1130
HB Chris Huffins 6.61 s 1026 −104
Long jump
WR Carl Lewis 8.79 m 1268
HB Simon Ehammer 8.26 m 1128 −140 [11]
Shot put
WR Ryan Crouser 23.38 m 1311
HB Aleksey Drozdov 17.17 m 924 −387
High jump
WR Javier Sotomayor 2.43 m 1223
HB Derek Drouin 2.30 m 1091 −132 [12]
60 m hurdles
WR Grant Holloway 7.29 s 1168
HB Ashton Eaton 7.60 s 1085 −83
Pole vault
WR Armand Duplantis 6.22 m 1304
HB Alex Averbukh 5.60 m 1100 −204
1000 m
WR Ayanleh Souleiman 2:14.20 min:s 1182
HB Curtis Beach 2:23.63 min:s 1064 −118
Total World record 8586
Heptathlon bests 7418 −1168

All-time top 25

Women

Rank Score Athlete Date Place Ref
1 7291  Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) 23–24 September 1988 Seoul
( 12.69/+0.8 - 1.86 - 15.80 - 22.56/+1.6 / 7.27/+0.7 - 45.66 - 2:08.51 )
2 7032  Carolina Klüft (SWE) 25–26 August 2007 Osaka
( 13.15/+0.1 - 1.95 - 14.81 - 23.38/+0.3 / 6.85/+1.0 - 47.98 - 2:12.56 )
3 7013  Nafissatou Thiam (BEL) 27–28 May 2017 Götzis [14]
( 13.34/-0.7 - 1.98 - 14.51 - 24.40/-1.6 / 6.56/+0.8 - 59.32 - 2:15.24 )
4 7007  Larisa Nikitina (URS) 10–11 June 1989 Bryansk
( 13.40/+1.4 - 1.89 - 16.45 - 23.97/+1.1 / 6.73/+4.0 - 53.94 - 2:15.31 )
5 6988  Anna Hall (USA) 27–28 May 2023 Götzis [15]
( 12.75/+0.7 - 1.92 - 13.90 - 22.88/+0.1 / 6.54/+1.2 - 43.08 - 2:02.97 )
6 6985  Sabine Braun (GER) 30–31 May 1992 Götzis
( 13.11/-0.4 - 1.93 - 14.84 - 23.65/+2.0 / 6.63/+2.9 - 51.62 - 2:12.67 )
7 6981  Katarina Johnson-Thompson (GBR) 2–4 October 2019 Doha [16]
( 13.09/+0.6 - 1.95 - 13.86 - 23.08/+1.0 / 6.77/+0.2 - 43.93 - 2:07.26 )
8 6955  Jessica Ennis (GBR) 3–4 August 2012 London
( 12.54/+1.3 - 1.86 - 14.28 - 22.83/-0.3 / 6.48/-0.6 - 47.49 - 2:08.65 )
9 6946  Sabine Paetz (GDR) 5–6 May 1984 Potsdam
( 12.64/+0.3 - 1.80 - 15.37 - 23.37/+0.7 / 6.86/-0.2 - 44.62 - 2:08.93 )
10 6942  Ghada Shouaa (SYR) 25–26 May 1996 Götzis
( 13.78/+0.3 - 1.87 - 15.64 - 23.78/+0.6 / 6.77/+0.6 - 54.74 - 2:13.61 )
11 6935  Ramona Neubert (GDR) 18–19 June 1983 Moscow
( 13.42/+1.8 - 1.82 - 15.25 - 23.49/+0.5 / 6.79/+0.7 - 49.94 - 2:07.51 )
12 6889  Eunice Barber (FRA) 4–5 June 2005 Arles
( 12.62/+2.9 - 1.91 - 12.61 - 24.12/+1.2 / 6.78/+3.4 - 53.07 - 2:14.66 )
13 6867  Anouk Vetter (NED) 17–18 July 2022 Eugene [17]
( 13.30/+0.7 - 1.80 - 16.25 - 23.73/+1.4 / 6.52/+0.3 - 58.29 - 2:20.09 )
14 6859  Natalya Shubenkova (URS) 20–21 June 1984 Kyiv
( 12.93/+1.0 - 1.83 - 13.66 - 23.57/-0.3 / 6.73/+0.4 - 46.26 - 2:04.60 )
15 6858  Anke Behmer (GDR) 23–24 September 1988 Seoul
( 13.20/+0.8 - 1.83 - 14.20 - 23.10/+1.6 / 6.68/ - 44.54 - 2:04.20 )
16 6847  Irina Belova (RUS) 1–2 August 1992 Barcelona
( 13.25/ - 1.88 - 13.77 - 23.34/ / 6.82/ - 41.90 - 2:05.08 )
17 6836  Carolin Schäfer (GER) 27–28 May 2017 Götzis [14]
( 13.09/+1.0 - 1.86 - 14.76 - 23.36/+0.7 / 6.57/+0.9 - 49.80 - 2:14.73 )
18 6832  Lyudmila Blonska (UKR) 25–26 August 2007 Osaka
( 13.25/+0.1 - 1.92 - 14.44 - 24.09/+0.3 / 6.88/+1.0 - 47.77 - 2:16.68 )
19 6831  Denise Lewis (GBR) 29–30 July 2000 Götzis
( 13.13/+1.0 - 1.84 - 15.07 - 24.01/+3.6 / 6.69/-0.4 - 49.42 - 2:12.20 )
20 6815  Laura Ikauniece-Admidiņa (LAT) 27–28 May 2017 Götzis [14]
( 13.10/+1.0 - 1.77 - 13.53 - 23.49/-2.9 / 6.64/+0.8 - 56.17 - 2:11.76 )
21 6808  Brianne Theisen-Eaton (CAN) 30–31 May 2015 Götzis
( 13.05/-0.2 - 1.89 - 13.73 - 23.34/+1.4 / 6.72/+0.9 - 42.96 - 2:09.37 )
22 6803  Jane Frederick (USA) 15–16 September 1984 Talence
( 13.27/+1.2 - 1.87 - 15.49 - 24.15/+1.6 / 6.43/+0.2 - 51.74 - 2:13.55 )
23 6778  Nataliya Dobrynska (UKR) 30–31 July 2010 Barcelona
( 13.59/-1.6 - 1.86 - 15.88 - 24.23/-0.2 / 6.56/+0.3 - 49.25 - 2:12.06 )
24 6765  Yelena Prokhorova (RUS) 22–23 July 2000 Tula
( 13.54/-2.8 - 1.82 - 14.30 - 23.37/-0.2 / 6.72/+1.0 - 43.40 - 2:04.27 )
25 6742  Yorgelis Rodriguez (CUB) 26–27 May 2018 Götzis [18]
( 13.48/+0.3 - 1.86 - 14.95 - 23.96/-0.6 / 6.58/+2.3 - 48.65 - 2:12.73 )

Notes

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

Annulled marks

  • Tatyana Chernova scored 6880 (2011), this performance was annulled due to doping offences.

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 6639 A  Kyle Garland (USA) 10–11 March 2023 Albuquerque [20]
3 6518 A  Ayden Owens-Delerme (PUR) 10–11 March 2023 Albuquerque [20]
4 6489  Damian Warner (CAN) 18–19 March 2022 Belgrade [21]
5 6479  Kevin Mayer (FRA) 4–5 March 2017 Belgrade [22]
6 6476  Dan O'Brien (USA) 13–14 March 1993 Toronto
7 6438  Roman Šebrle (CZE) 6–7 March 2004 Budapest
8 6424  Tomáš Dvořák (CZE) 25–26 February 2000 Ghent
9 6418  Christian Plaziat (FRA) 28–29 February 1992 Genoa
 Simon Ehammer (SUI) 2–3 March 2024 Glasgow [23]
11 6415  Sebastian Chmara (POL) 28 February – 1 March 1998 Valencia
12 6412  Lev Lobodin (RUS) 7–8 February 2003 Moscow
13 6407  Sander Skotheim (NOR) 2–3 March 2024 Glasgow [24]
14 6382  Garrett Scantling (USA) 26–27 February 2022 Spokane [25]
15 6374  Erki Nool (EST) 6–7 March 1999 Maebashi
16 6372  Eelco Sintnicolaas (NED) 2–3 March 2013 Gothenburg
17 6371  Bryan Clay (USA) 8–9 March 2008 Valencia
18 6362  Mikk Pahapill (EST) 7–8 March 2009 Turin
19 6361  Tom Pappas (USA) 15–16 March 2003 Birmingham
20 6353  Ilya Shkurenev (RUS) 7–8 March 2015 Prague
21 6347  Leo Neugebauer (GER) 8–9 March 2024 Boston [26]
22 6344  Ashley Moloney (AUS) 18–19 March 2022 Belgrade [21]
23 6340  Johannes Erm (EST) 2–3 March 2024 Glasgow [27]
24 6320  Artem Makarenko (RUS) 16–17 February 2020 Kirov [28]
25 6303  Andrei Krauchanka (BLR) 7–8 March 2014 Sopot

Notes

Below is a list of all other scores equal or superior to 6303 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 de Janeiro
details
Nafissatou Thiam
 Belgium
Jessica Ennis-Hill
 Great Britain
Brianne Theisen-Eaton
 Canada
2020 Tokyo
details
Nafissatou Thiam
 Belgium
Anouk Vetter
 Netherlands
Emma Oosterwegel
 Netherlands
2024 Paris
details

Women's World Championships medalists

Championships Gold Silver Bronze
1983 Helsinki
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 Ramona Gohler-Neubert (GDR)  Sabine Mobius-Paetz (GDR)  Anke Vater (GDR)
1987 Rome
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 Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA)  Larisa Nikitina (URS)  Jane Frederick (USA)
1991 Tokyo
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 Sabine Braun (GER)  Liliana Năstase (ROU)  Irina Belova (URS)
1993 Stuttgart
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 Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA)  Sabine Braun (GER)  Svetlana Buraga (BLR)
1995 Gothenburg
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 Ghada Shouaa (SYR)  Svetlana Moskalets (RUS)  Rita Ináncsi (HUN)
1997 Athens
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 Sabine Braun (GER)  Denise Lewis (GBR)  Remigija Nazarovienė (LTU)
1999 Seville
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 Eunice Barber (FRA)  Denise Lewis (GBR)  Ghada Shouaa (SYR)
2001 Edmonton
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 Yelena Prokhorova (RUS)  Natallia Sazanovich (BLR)  Shelia Burrell (USA)
2003 Saint-Denis
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 Carolina Klüft (SWE)  Eunice Barber (FRA)  Natallia Sazanovich (BLR)
2005 Helsinki
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 Carolina Klüft (SWE)  Eunice Barber (FRA)  Margaret Simpson (GHA)
2007 Osaka
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 Carolina Klüft (SWE)  Lyudmyla Blonska (UKR)  Kelly Sotherton (GBR)
2009 Berlin
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 Jessica Ennis (GBR)  Jennifer Oeser (GER)  Kamila Chudzik (POL)
2011 Daegu
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 Jessica Ennis (GBR)  Jennifer Oeser (GER)  Karolina Tymińska (POL)
2013 Moscow
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 Hanna Melnychenko (UKR)  Brianne Theisen-Eaton (CAN)  Dafne Schippers (NED)
2015 Beijing
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 Jessica Ennis-Hill (GBR)  Brianne Theisen-Eaton (CAN)  Laura Ikauniece-Admidiņa (LAT)
2017 London
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 Nafissatou Thiam (BEL)  Carolin Schäfer (GER)  Anouk Vetter (NED)
2019 Doha
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 Katarina Johnson-Thompson (GBR)  Nafissatou Thiam (BEL)  Verena Preiner (AUT)
2022 Eugene
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 Nafissatou Thiam (BEL)  Anouk Vetter (NED)  Anna Hall (USA)
2023 Budapest
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 Katarina Johnson-Thompson (GBR)  Anna Hall (USA)  Anouk Vetter (NED)

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Great Britain (GBR)5218
2 Sweden (SWE)3003
3 Germany (GER)2406
4 United States (USA)2136
5 Belgium (BEL)2103
6 France (FRA)1203
7 East Germany (GDR)1113
8 Russia (RUS)1102
 Ukraine (UKR)1102
10 Syria (SYR)1012
11 Canada (CAN)0202
12 Netherlands (NED)0134
13 Belarus (BLR)0123
14 Soviet Union (URS)0112
15 Romania (ROU)0101
16 Poland (POL)0022
17 Austria (AUT)0011
 Ghana (GHA)0011
 Hungary (HUN)0011
 Latvia (LAT)0011
 Lithuania (LTU)0011
Totals (21 entries)19191957

Men's World Indoor Championships medalists

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1995 Barcelona
details
 Christian Plaziat (FRA)  Tomáš Dvořák (CZE)  Henrik Dagård (SWE)
1997 Paris
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 Robert Změlík (CZE)  Erki Nool (EST)  Jón Magnússon (ISL)
1999 Maebashi
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 Sebastian Chmara (POL)  Erki Nool (EST)  Roman Šebrle (CZE)
2001 Lisbon
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 Roman Šebrle (CZE)  Jón Magnússon (ISL)  Lev Lobodin (RUS)
2003 Birmingham
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 Tom Pappas (USA)  Lev Lobodin (RUS)  Roman Šebrle (CZE)
2004 Budapest
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 Roman Šebrle (CZE)  Bryan Clay (USA)  Lev Lobodin (RUS)
2006 Moscow
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 André Niklaus (GER)  Bryan Clay (USA)  Roman Šebrle (CZE)
2008 Valencia
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 Bryan Clay (USA)  Andrei Krauchanka (BLR)  Dmitriy Karpov (KAZ)
2010 Doha
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 Bryan Clay (USA)  Trey Hardee (USA)  Aleksey Drozdov (RUS)
2012 Istanbul
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 Ashton Eaton (USA)  Oleksiy Kasyanov (UKR)  Artem Lukyanenko (RUS)
2014 Sopot
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 Ashton Eaton (USA)  Andrei Krauchanka (BLR)  Thomas van der Plaetsen (BEL)
2016 Portland
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 Ashton Eaton (USA)  Oleksiy Kasyanov (UKR)  Mathias Brugger (GER)
2018 Birmingham
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 Kevin Mayer (FRA)  Damian Warner (CAN)  Maicel Uibo (EST)
2022 Belgrade
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 Damian Warner (CAN)  Simon Ehammer (SUI)  Ashley Moloney (AUS)

Season's bests

Women's heptathlon

Year Score Athlete Place
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
2021 6791  Nafissatou Thiam (BEL) Tokyo
2022 6947  Nafissatou Thiam (BEL) Eugene
2023 6988  Anna Hall (USA) Götzis

Men's indoor heptathlon

Year Score Athlete Place
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
2021 6392  Kevin Mayer (FRA) Toruń
2022 6489  Damian Warner (CAN) Belgrade
2023 6639 A  Kyle Garland (USA) Albuquerque

National records

Women's heptathlon

Equal or superior to 6200 pts:

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  Great Britain 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
6867  Netherlands Anouk Vetter 17–18 July 2022 Eugene
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
6672  Poland Adrianna Sułek 17–18 July 2022 Eugene
6658  Bulgaria Svetla Dimitrova 30–31 May 1992 Götzis
6651  Hungary Xénia Krizsán 29–30 May 2021 Götzis
6635  Belarus Svetlana Buraga 17–18 August 1993 Stuttgart
6619  Romania Liliana Nastase 1–2 August 1992 Barcelona
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
6515  Switzerland Annik Kälin 17–18 August 2022 Munich
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
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
6293  Croatia Jana Koščak 27–28 May 2023 Götzis
6280  Estonia Grit Šadeiko 27–28 May 2017 Götzis
6278  New Zealand Joanne Henry 28 February – 1 March 1992 Auckland
6274  Benin Odile Ahouanwanou 19–20 June 2021 Ratingen
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

Men's indoor heptathlon

Equal or superior to 6000 pts:

Score Nation Athlete Date Place
6645  United States Ashton Eaton 9–10 March 2012 Istanbul
6518 A  Puerto Rico Ayden Owens-Delerme 10–11 March 2023 Albuquerque
6489  Canada Damian Warner 18–19 March 2022 Belgrade
6479  France Kevin Mayer 4–5 March 2017 Belgrade
6438  Czech Republic Roman Šebrle 6–7 March 2004 Budapest
6418  Switzerland Simon Ehammer 2–3 March 2024 Glasgow
6415  Poland Sebastian Chmara 28 February – 1 March 1998 Valencia
6412  Russia Lev Lobodin 7–8 February 2003 Moscow
6407  Norway Sander Skotheim 2–3 March 2024 Glasgow
6374  Estonia Erki Nool 6–7 March 1999 Maebashi
6372  Netherlands Eelco Sintnicolaas 2–3 March 2013 Gothenburg
6347  Germany Leo Neugebauer 8–9 March 2024 Boston
6344  Australia Ashley Moloney 18–19 March 2022 Belgrade
6340  Bahamas Ken Mullings 26–27 January 2024 Champaign
6303  Belarus Andrei Krauchanka 7–8 March 2014 Sopot
6293  Iceland Jón Arnar Magnússon 6–7 March 1999 Maebashi
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  Great Britain 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
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
6029  Grenada Lindon Victor 18–19 March 2022 Belgrade

Men's heptathlon under-20 records

Key:
  Unratified by World Athletics

✕ = Inadequate doping control

Event Record N Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Age Ref
Heptathlon (Senior implements) 6022 Gunnar Nixon  United States 27-28 January 2012 Razorback Invitational Fayetteville 19 years, 15 days [29]
( 7.10 - 7.53 - 13.97 - 2.15 / 8.21 - 4.50 - 2:40.15 )
Heptathlon (U20 implements) 6062 Jente Hauttekeete  Belgium 13-14 February 2021 Mehrkampf - Siebenkampf U20 Frankfurt 18 years, 337 days [30]
( 7.07 - 7.33 - 15.64 - 2.10 / 8.06 - 4.70 - 2:46.71 )

Men's heptathlon under-20 bests

(In completed heptathlons of more than 5200 points)

Event Specification Result Score Athlete Nation Date Meet Place Age Ref
60 m 6.75 973 Ayden Owens  Puerto Rico 8 March 2019 NCAA Division 1 Indoor Championships Birmingham 18 years, 284 days [31]
Long jump 7.96 m 1050 Eusebio Cáceres  Spain 6 March 2010 Spanish Junior Indoor Championships San Sebastián 18 years, 177 days [32]
Shot put 6 kg 16.51 m 883 Simon Pettersson  Sweden 10 March 2012 Swedish Indoor Junior Combined Events Championships Göteborg 18 years, 67 days [33]
7.26 kg 15.06 m 793 Matas Adamonis  Lithuania 14 December 2017 Šiauliai 19 years, 171 days [34]
High jump 2.19 m 982 Yaroslav Rybakov  Russia 13 February 1999 Russian U20 Indoor Combined Events Championships Chelyabinsk 18 years, 83 days [35]
Andrei Krauchanka  Belarus 5 February 2005 Reval Hotels Cup Tallinn 19 years, 32 days [36]
First-day score U20 implements 3476 Jente Hauttekeete  Belgium 13 February 2021 Mehrkampf - Siebenkampf U20 Frankfurt 18 years, 336 days [30]
Senior implements 3466 Andrei Krauchanka  Belarus 5 February 2005 Reval Hotels Cup Tallinn 19 years, 32 days [36]
60 m hurdles 0.991 m 7.68 1064 Maxime Moitie‑Charnois  France 12 February 2023 French U20 Indoor Combined Events Championships Val-de-Reuil 18 years, 303 days [37]
1.067 m 7.84 1022 Ayden Owens  Puerto Rico 9 March 2019 NCAA Division 1 Indoor Championships Birmingham 18 years, 285 days [38]
Pole vault 5.55 m 1083 Oleksandr Korchmid  Ukraine 20 December 2001 Ukraine Junior ME Brovary 19 years, 332 days [39]
1000 m 2:30.67 980 Lukáš Souček [pl]  Czech Republic 5 March 1994 Prague 18 years, 238 days [40]
Second-day score U20 implements 2713 Maxime Moitie-Charnois  France 12 February 2023 French U20 Indoor Combined Events Championships Val-de-Reuil 18 years, 303 days [41]
Senior implements 2663 André Niklaus  Germany 6 February 2000 Frankfurt-Kalbach Int. ME Meeting Frankfurt-Kalbach 18 years, 160 days [42]

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 afresh. Point allocation for Heptathlon remained the same, but the comparison is being made between the WR and Heptathlon best of the current model.

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