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Athletics and track and field sports

the AAA

the Amateur Athletics Association: a British organization for athletes (=runners etc) that organizes sports competitions

athlete

noun

someone who is good at sports, especially athletics, and takes part in sports competitions

athletic

adjective

relating to athletes or athletics

athletics

noun

sports events in which people compete against each other in running races, jumping, and throwing things. The American word is track and field

athletics

noun

sports and other physical activities

the broad jump

noun

the long jump

caber

noun

a heavy wooden pole thrown into the air in a Scottish sport called tossing the caber

cross-country

noun

a race in which runners run across countryside, not using tracks or roads

decathlon

noun

a sports event that consists of ten different sports

discus

noun

a heavy round flat object thrown as part of a sports event

the discus

noun

a sports event in which you throw a discus as far as you can

distance

adjective

consisting of or taking part in races in which people run or swim a long distance

event

noun

a particular type of activity in athletics

field event

noun

a sports event that is not a race and that an athlete does alone, not as part of a team. The long jump and the javelin are field events.

games

noun

an organized event where people from many countries compete in different sports such as running, jumping, and swimming

hammer

noun

a heavy metal ball fixed to a chain and thrown as a sport

the hammer

noun

a sports event in which people throw a hammer as far as they can

the high jump

noun

a sports event in which people try to jump over a bar that can be raised higher after each jump

the hop, step, and jump

noun

the triple jump

hurdles

noun

a race in which people or horses must jump over a series of upright frames

javelin

noun

a long pointed stick that is thrown in a sports competition

the javelin

noun

a sports competition in which someone throws a javelin as far as they can

the long jump

noun

a sports event in which each person tries to jump further than the other people

the pole vault

noun

a sport in which you use a long pole to push yourself over a high bar

put

verb

to throw a heavy metal ball called a shot as a sport

the shot put

noun

a sports event in which you throw a heavy metal ball called the shot as far as you can

track

noun

athletics events in which the runners run around a circular course

track and field

noun

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triathlon

noun

a type of race in which each person swims, rides a bicycle, and runs over very long distances

the triple jump

noun

a sport in which you first jump forwards on one leg, jump again on the other leg, and jump a third time using both legs

walking

noun

a sport in which you walk as fast as you can without running

weightlifter

noun

someone who lifts heavy weights as a sport

weightlifting

noun

the sport of lifting heavy weights

pole-vaulter

noun

shot putter

noun

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