Damian Warner broke his own Canadian record Sunday at Gotzis and set the World Leading score for the decathlon. Gotzis is a combined-events meet that takes place in Austria. Warner has now won the meet four times.
.@DamianWarner smashes his 🇨🇦 decathlon record, wins his 4th #HypoMeeting with a score of 8795 pts.
100m / 10.31 1020
LJ / 7.81m 1012
SP / 14.83m 779
HJ / 2.03m 831
400m / 47.72 923
110mH / 13.56 1032
Discus / 47.32m 815
PV / 4.80m 849
Jav / 61.94m 767
1500m / 4:26.59 767
— Athletics Canada (@AthleticsCanada) May 27, 2018
Decathletes compete in a total of ten events over the course of two days, and are scored based on the result from their individual events. The winner is the athlete who accrues the most points.
Warner’s previous Canadian record was 8,695 that he set in Beijing at the 2015 World Championships. He eclipsed his previous record in his performance yesterday where he scored 8,028. Warner capped off the meet, finishing the 1,500m in 4:26.59.
Warner reportedly struggled with ankle problems in the weeks leading up to Gotzis, but he credits his team with helping him get through the competition.