High jump, sport in athletics (track and field) in which the athlete takes a running jump to attain height. The sport’s venue (see illustration) includes a level, semicircular runway allowing an approach run of at least 15 metres (49.21 feet) from any angle within its 180° arc.
Javelin throw, athletics (track-and-field) sport of throwing a spear for distance, included in the ancient Greek Olympic Games as one of five events of the pentathlon competition. The javelin that is used in modern international men’s competition is a spear of wood or metal with a sharp metal point.
Pole Vault. How it works. Competitors vault over a 4.5-metre long horizontal bar by sprinting along a runway and jamming a pole against a ‘stop board’ at the back of a recessed metal ‘box’ sited centrally at the base of the uprights. They seek to clear the greatest height without knocking the bar to the ground.
athletics: The triple jump Once known as the hop, step, and jump, the triple jump includes three distinct segments of action. The jumper comes down the runway and bounds off a takeoff board, similar in style to but a little slower than long jumpers.