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Damian Warner wins gold for Canada in decathlon at Tokyo Olympics

Damian Warner wins gold for Canada in decathlon at Tokyo Olympics

By Semi Turaga
Saturday 07/08/2021

Canadian Damian Warner has won Olympic gold in the decathlon.

He won with an Olympic record-setting 9,018 points.

Kevin Mayer of France, who holds the current world decathlon record, took the silver with 8,726 points.

Ashley Moloney of Australia won bronze with 8,649 points.

In decathlon, athletes score points based on their performance in 10 events.

The points are added up and the athlete with the highest tally wins.

The decathlon events, held over two days of competition, are: 100-metres sprint, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400-metres sprint, 110-metres hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw and 1500-metres run.

[Source: CBC]

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