Canada’s Damian Warner is two events away from an Olympic gold medal in decathlon.
The decathlon wraps up with javelin and the 1,500-metres, beginning Thursday at 6:15 a.m. ET, which you can watch as part of Olympic Games Morning in the video player above.
Thursday’s results extended Warner’s lead in the competition where the top-ranked decathlete is eyeing his first Olympic gold medal. Warner earned bronze at the 2016 Rio Games.
The London, Ont., native recorded an Olympic best — his third through eight events in Tokyo — with a time of 13.46 seconds in the 110-metre hurdles on Thursday in Japan. He then posted the third-farthest discus throw in the field at 48.67 metres and cleared a personal-best 4.90 metres in pole vault to maintain his spot atop the decathlon standings.
Warner now sits at 7,490 points, comfortably ahead of 21-year-old Australian Ashley Moloney in second (7,269).
Fellow Canadian Pierce LePage, a 25-year-old from Whitby, Ont., making his Olympic debut – is in third place.
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LePage’s 7,175 points put him just ahead of decathlon world-record holder and reigning silver medallist Kevin Mayer of France, who is sitting fourth at 7,129.