The 'long jump' group
These nouns refer to types of contest in athletics, swimming, tennis, or badminton. (Backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, doubles, mixed doubles, and singles are also often used without the.)
backstroke beam breaststroke butterfly crawl decathlon discus doubles hammer high jump javelin long jump marathon mixed doubles pentathlon pole vault pursuit shot put singles sprint triple jump
The Australian bravely shook off illness to win the backstroke.
In the doubles, Gigi Fernandez and Davenport took on what may have been a very tired Spanish pair.
He was seventh in the javelin with an 81.22m throw.
She has pulled out of the heptathlon with a thigh injury and is doubtful about her chances of competing in the long jump.