Canadian Damian Warner gets off to a quick start in the decathlon – .

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Canadian Damian Warner gets off to a quick start in the decathlon – .


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Canada’s Damian Warner opened his quest for an Olympic decathlon title emphatically.

The 31-year-old from London, Ont., Ran 10.12 seconds in the 100 meters to tie his world decathlon record in that event, then landed a long jump of 8.24 meters, 0.04 meters less than his decathlon world record and a new Olympic record. in the sport.

Warner is the world’s number one decathlete this year after shattering his Canadian record at the Hypo-Meeting in Gotzis, Austria. His score of 8,995 was the fourth best in history.

WATCH | Warner equalizes the 100-meter decathlon record:

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