Canadian Damian Warner claims gold medal in season-ending Decastar


Canada's Damian Warner listens to his coach in a break in the Decathlon shot put during Men's high jump qualifying during the World Athletics Championships Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. (Tim Ireland/AP)

BORDEAUX, France — Canadian Olympic medallist Damian Warner added to his trophy case Sunday, winning gold in decathlon at the season-ending Decastar.

The London, Ont., native scored 8,252 points en route to clinching his second victory of the season.

The win gives Warner, a bronze medallist at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016, second place overall in the 2017 World Combined Events Challenge.

Kai Kazmirek of Germany won silver with 8,020 points and Oleksiy Kasynova took third place with 8,016.

It was Warner’s first competition since his disappointing fifth-place finish at the world track and field championships in London last month. The 27-year-old was struck with a stomach bug that impacted many of Canada’s athletes at the meet.

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