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Damian Warner leads decathlon by 221 points with two events to go

The Canadian duo sit first and third with only the javelin and the 1,500m left

Two Canadian’s are so close to an Olympic medal they can almost taste it. Damian Warner has continued his quest for decathlon gold on Day 2 of the multi-event, having started out by setting an Olympic best in the 110m hurdles of 13.46 and then moving over to the discus, where he had the third-best throw in the competition, at 48.67m. Both results came very close to his seasonal bests, which he set in Götzis, Austria, earlier this year. He rounded out the eighth event with another personal best performance in the pole vault, jumping 4.90m.

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Going into the javelin throw and 1,500m, Warner carries a 251-point lead over Australia’s Ashley Moloney.  Canadian Pierce LePage sits in the bronze medal position with 7,175 points, 94 points behind Moloney and 46 points up on 2019 world champion Kevin Mayer of France. LePage will look to continue his outstanding performances in the pole vault and javelin to give himself some breathing room going into the final event – the 1,500m. 

Damian Warner and Pierce LePage staying cool during Day 2 of the Men’s Decathlon. Photo: CBC Twitter

No athletes from Canada have ever shared the podium in an individual track and field event at the Olympic Games. Warner and LePage look to make history in Tokyo going into the final two events. 

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You can follow along here. The javelin throw starts at 6:15 a.m. E.T. Thursday morning, followed by the crowning of the decathlon champion in the 1,500m at 8:40 a.m. E.T.