Day 7: Warner’s golden moment
WARNER’S GOLDEN MOMENT
Damian Warner could not be beaten and he would not be denied his gold medal moment.
Competing in Tokyo’s famous heat and humidity over two days, the decathlon is one of the toughest events on the Olympic program and the most grueling.
It was under these conditions that Warner led from start to finish, setting a new Olympic record, a new Canadian record, and a personal best score of 9,018 points. He also joined the ultra-exclusive 9,000-point club – a club in which he is just the fourth member.
What a way to win your first Olympic championship.
“It’s really special. It’s one of those things that, when you’re younger you set little dreams and goals. I just remember watching athletes like Donovan Bailey and Catriona Le May Doan celebrating and winning gold medals. I was sitting there on the couch with my mom saying, ‘I want to do that one day,’ and it’s really cool to come out here to live that dream,” said Warner.
DAY 7 CANADIAN RESULTS
|Pierce LePage||M||100m||Decathlon|| 10.43|
|M||Long jump||Decathlon|| 7.65m SB|
|M||Shot put||Decathlon|| 15.31m PB|
|M||High jump||Decathlon|| 1.99m|
|M||400m||Decathlon|| 46.92 PB|
|M||Pole vault||Decathlon|| 5.00m|
|M||Javelin throw||Decathlon|| 57.24 SB|
|M||1,500m||Decathlon|| 4:31.85 PB|
|Decathlon|| 8,604 PB|
|Damian Warner||M||100m||Decathlon|| 10.12 = WDB|
|M||Long jump||Decathlon|| 8.24m ODB|
|M||Shot put||Decathlon|| 14.80m SB|
|M||High jump||Decathlon|| 2.02m|
|M||400m||Decathlon|| 47.48 SB|
|M||110mH||Decathlon|| 13.46 ODB|
|M||Pole vault||Decathlon|| 4.90m = PB|
|M||Javelin throw||Decathlon|| 63.44 SB|
|Decathlon|| 9,018 OR/CR|
|Georgia Ellenwood||W||100mH||Heptathlon|| 13.47|
|W||High jump||Heptathlon|| 1.83m PB|
|W||Shot put||Heptathlon|| 12.39m|
|W||Long jump||Heptathlon|| 5.86m|
|W||Javelin throw||Heptathlon|| 44.11m|
Andre De Grasse
|M||4x100m||Heats|| 37.92 SB|
Advanced to final
|W||4x400m||Heats|| 3:24.05 SB|
Advanced to final
|Anicka Newell||W||Pole vault||Final||No Mark|
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QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Sage gave it to me in a great position. We were right there with Great Britain. I just tried to tuck in on her outside and get it to Kyra in the best position I could. Our cheer before we came in here was just ‘Fight,’ and I think that’s what we’re trying to do here.” – Maddy Price
A LOOK AHEAD…
Every race, jump or throw at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games just might turn out to be ‘the highlight of the Games’. Don’t miss a moment of the action.
Here’s a look at Team Canada’s schedule for Day – 8 (Aug. 6)
|MORNING SESSION (Sapporo)|
16:00 (Aug. 5 – EDT)
|M||50km RW||Final||Mathieu Bilodeau|
With so many ways to follow the Games at your fingertips, we created a list of our favourites:
- Daily Canadian schedule
- Meet the team (bios)
- Historical stats (medallists, individual placing by event, placing table)
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Throughout the Games, Caroline Sharp will serve as the Canadian athletics media attaché, while Gilles LeBlanc will assist with race walking and marathon events in Sapporo.
Should you wish to arrange an interview, or need more information, please do not hesitate to reach out to Caroline or Gilles. Once a member of the Canadian team returns home, please contact a member of Athletics Canada’s communications team (Amanda or Riley).
Caroline Sharp (Athletics media attaché)
Number (Japan): 81-7043-287-480
Gilles LeBlanc (race walking and marathon media attaché)
Number (Japan): 81-7043-902-316
Amanda Nigh (Athletics Canada – post-Games requests)
Riley Denver (Athletics Canada – post-Games requests)
Looking for a list of all-time Canadian Olympic medallists? The best Canadian placing at the Games by event? Or even the team’s overall placing from 1900 to 2016? You’re in luck. It’s all in one place: www.athletics.ca/events/tokyo-2020-olympic-games.
Updated bios of each Tokyo Olympian can also be found here.