Four medals for Canada on Day 13 in Rio.
London’s Damian Warner captured bronze in the decathlon.
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 and improved on his fifth place finish in the 2012 London Olympics.
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.
The Montcalm grad was one of a handful of Canadian athletes to reach the podium on Day 13 of the Rio Games.
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.
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.
Elsewhere, Brooke Henderson carded a 7-under 64 to move into medal contention after two rounds of the Olympic women’s golf event.
She made her move in the second round after five consecutive birdies to move into a tie for third.
Heading into Day 14 of the Rio Games on Friday, Canada sits in 11th place in the medal count with 18, and there’s a couple good chances to add to that.
On the track, Canadian distance runners continue their quest for a shot at the podium.
Melissa Bishop will compete for a medal after advancing to the final of the women’s 800-metres.
And Nathan Brannen has made it through to the final of the men’s 15-hundred metres.
Hugues Fournel and Ryan Cochrane have reached the two-man 200-metre kayak final after learning less than three weeks ago they’d be competing.
The pair was seventh in 2012 in London and failed to qualify for Rio.
But, they were informed July 31st a spot was open to replace a Russian duo suspended for doping.