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.

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