Damian Warner Wins Gold In Scotland

London, Ontario, Canada / (CFPL AM) AM 980

London’s Damian Warner has won gold in the decathlon at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

The 24-year-old finished the event with a score of 8,282 on Tuesday, after ending the first day of competition in first place with 4,378 points.

The Londoner finished ahead of Englishman Ashley Bryant and Kurt Felix from Grenada, who won silver and bronze respectively.

Warner started competition on Tuesday by winning the men’s decathlon 110m hurdles with a time of 13.50 seconds. He followed that up by scoring a 61.96 in javelin, finishing first in pole vault and placing fifth in the 1500m run.

As the 2016 Olympics approach, people who know Damian well say he doesn’t like to look too far ahead.

“He usually takes one competition at a time,” Damian’s mother, Brenda Philpott tells AM980, “That way he’s not pressuring himself too much.”

Philpott says she is really excited for his son, who has first international gold medal.

“He has made the City of London and Canada proud. He did a good job.”

It was Warner’s first decathlon of the season, as he was sidelined earlier in the year with a leg injury.

Warner’s bronze medal at the World Championships in 2013 is his only international medal, he finished in fifth place at the 2012 Olympics.

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