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.
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.
Pierce LePage's top throw of 47.14 metres in the decathlon discus throw earns him another 811 points, giving him a total of 6265 and he remains in third place.#ExperienceGreatness #Athletics #TeamCanada pic.twitter.com/1WMhctKf6a
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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.