London’s Damian Warner has won a bronze medal in the decathlon at the Rio Olympics.
Warner finished the 10-discipline competition on Thursday with a total of 8,666 points. He finished the final event – the 1,500 metres- in fourth place in a time of four minutes 24.90 seconds.
Warner matched Dave Steen from the 1988 Seoul Games for the best-ever Canadian finish in the decathlon.
Defending champion Ashton Eaton of the U.S. won gold with a total of 8,893 points while France’s Kevin Mayer took silver with 8,834 points.
Warner improved on his fifth place finish in the 2012 London Olympics.
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The Montcalm grad was one of a handful of Canadian athletes to reach the podium on Day 13 of the Rio Games.
Canada’s Erica Wiebe defeated Guzel Manyurova of Kazakhstan to win gold in women’s freestyle 75 kg wrestling.
Diver Meaghan Benfeito landed on the podium for the second time in Brazil as she claimed bronze in the women’s 10-metre platform.
Canadian Andre De Grasse added to his bronze medal in the 100 metres with a silver in the men’s 200 metre final. Usain Bolt of Jamaica continued to rewrite the record books by winning the gold medal.