The New Zealand Herald
Warner in control
The most versatile competitors in the track and field arena got their competition started hours before Yohan Blake and the sprint finalists were racing to determine the fastest man and woman at the Commonwealth Games. Defending champion and Rio Olympic bronze medallist Damian Warner (above) started the decathlon competition yesterday with his season-best 10.29 seconds in the 100m, well clear of Canadian teammate Pierce Lepage’s 10.62s as the quickest time. He also threw a personal best 15.11m in the shot put and 7.54m in the long jump to lead the decathlon with 2766 points after three of the 10 events.