Damian Warner tops Decathlon leaderboard; Whitby’s LePage sits third
Published August 4, 2021 at 6:36 pm
Damian Warner – the bronze medalist from Rio and the favourite here in Tokyo – and Whitby’s Pierce LePage sit first and third halfway through the ten-event Olympic Decathlon.
Warner won the long jump (his leap of 8.24 metres would have earned him a bronze in the individual event) and the 100 metres (tying his own world record in 10.12) and added a third in the 400 to go to the top of the standings with 4,722 points.
Australian Ashley Maloney won the high jump and the 400 and added seconds in the long jump and 100-metres to pull within striking distance of Warner with 4,641 points.
LePage was second in the 400, third in the 100 and added a fourth in the shot put. In both the 100- and 400-metre races, the three top contenders went 1-2-3 in the 23-man competition.
The event, which traditionally crown’s the World’s Greatest Athlete, wraps up Thursday.
Photo by Charlie Riedel AP