Athletics is a collection of sporting events that involve competitive running, jumping, throwing, and walking.

As such, athletics easily is the richest source of gold medals in international competition, notably the Asian Games and the Olympics, as well as the regional athletic competition such as the Southeast Asian Games.

During the last edition of SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Vietnam cornered 34 medals composed of 17 gold, 11 silver and 6 bronze, relegating Thailand to second place with a 9-13-11 gold-silver-bronze tally, and Malaysia to third with 8-8-9 tally.

The most common types of athletics competitions are track and field, road running, cross country running, and walking race.

Here is the list of events include din athletics, considered as thee centerpiece collective event in Asian Games, Olympics, Sea Games, and other international multi-event tournaments.

Men:

  1. 10,000m run
  2. 100m dash
  3. 110m hurdles
  4. 1500m run
  5. 200m
  6. 20km race walk
  7. 3000m steeplechase
  8. 400m hurdles
  9. 400m run
  10. 4x100m relay
  11. 4x400m relay
  12. 5000m run
  13. 50km race walk
  14. 800m run
  15. Decathlon
  16. Discus throw
  17. Hammer throw
  18. High jump
  19. Javelin throw
  20. Long jump
  21. Marathon
  22. Pole vault
  23. Shot Put
  24. Triple jump

Women:

  1. 10,000m women
  2. 100m hurdles women
  3. 100m women
  4. 1500m women
  5. 200m women
  6. 20km race walk women
  7. 3000m; steeplechase women
  8. 400m hurdles women
  9. 400m run
  10. 4x100m relay women
  11. 4x400m relay women
  12. 5000m run women
  13. 800m run
  14. Discus throw women
  15. Hammer throw women
  16. Heptathlon women
  17. High jump
  18. Javelin throw
  19. Long jump women
  20. Marathon women
  21. Pole vault women
  22. Shot Put women
  23. Triple jump

Athletics is mostly an individual sport, with the exception of relay races and competitions which combine athletes' performances for a team score, such as cross country.

The results of racing events are decided by finishing position (or time, where measured), while the jumps and throws are won by the athlete that achieves the highest or furthest measurement from a series of attempts.

The simplicity of the competitions, and the lack of a need for expensive equipment, makes athletics one of the most commonly competed sports in the world.

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