Group/Combined events I

Physical and Health Education J.S.S 3 Second Term

Week 1

Group/Combined events I

Performance objectives:

Students should be able to:

1. Mention and explain the two group/combined events

2. List the various events under each group


Combined events are competitions in which athletes participate in a number of track and field events, earning points for their performance in each event, which adds to total points scored. Common combined events are;

1. Pentathlon: This is an athletic event comprising of five different events for each competitor. The name is derived from Greek Penta "five" and Athlon "contest" pentathlon comprise of the following events: Long jump, Javelin, 200metres, discus throw and 1500 meters run.

A pentathlon is typically a one-day event, and it is performed in the order it is listed above.

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