Canada’s Damian Warner wins gold in decathlon, sets Olympic record

TOKYO — Canadian Damian Warner has won gold and set an Olympic record in the decathlon at the Tokyo Olympics.

Warner capped off the 10-discipline event with a fifth-place run in the 1,500 metres.

The 31-year-old from London, Ont., shattered the Olympic record with 9,018 points, becoming the fourth man in history to top the 9,000-point mark. The previous Olympic record was 8,893.

Warner became the first Canadian to win gold in the decathlon.

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