Damian Warner wins gold medal in men’s decathlon at 2019 Pan American Games

Damian Warner (Samuel Blanck, Wikimedia Commons)

Canadian Olympic bronze medalist Damian Warner of London, Ontario won the gold medal for Canada in men’s decathlon at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.It was Canada’s 25th gold medal at the 2019 Pan American Games.

Warner had 8513 points. Lindon Victor of Grenada won the silver medal with 8240 points. Pierce LePage of Whitby, Ontario won a second medal for Canada as he won the bronze medal with 8161 points. Warner reached the podium comfortably by 600 points as Geormi Jaramillo Casares of Venezuela finished in fourth place with 7913 points.

Warner finished in first in three of the 10 disciplines. He had the fastest 100 metre time of 10.32 seconds and was the fastest in the 110 metre hurdles at 13.68 seconds. Warner also placed first in the long jump with a jump of 7.74 metres. In the other seven disciplines, Warner was second in the 400 metres, discus and 1500 metres, fourth in the shot put, fifth in the javelin and sixth in the high jump and pole vault.

Warner, who won the bronze medal in men’s decathlon at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro,won his second consecutive gold medal at the Pan American Games. He previously won at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. The gold medal at the Pan American Games in Lima will give Warner confidence as he prepares for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. 

Team Canada has now won 104 medals at the 2019 Pan American Games. They have won 25 gold medals, 41 silver medals and 38 bronze medals. Canada has won the second most medals at the Pan American Games in 2019. Only the United States at 180 medals, have won more than Canada.



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