Olympic champion Warner left the decathlon injured


The Olympic champion in the decathlon, the Canadian Damian Warnerleader after the first four events, he retired after injuring himself in the middle of the 400 m at the World Championships in Athletics in Eugene.

Warner (32) visibly injured his left thigh after one hundred meters in the fifth trial of the decathlon, the last on the first day of competition. He stopped in the middle of the race, even crashing on the track at Hayward Field.

The French Kevin Mayer, double Olympic silver medalist (2016 and 2020) and world champion in 2017, is in sixth place at the halfway point, with 4,372 points. is Puerto Rico Ayden Owens-Delerme leading the provisional classification after five out of ten events, with 4606 points.

The outgoing world champion, the German Niklas Kaul, is only in sixteenth position among the competition. The 110m hurdles, the discus throw, the pole vault, the javelin throw and the 1500m remain in contention this Sunday.

In addition to his two Olympic medals, gold in the summer of 2021 in Tokyo and bronze in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Warner has been on the world podium three times: he was a silver medalist in 2015 and bronze in 2013 and in 2019 .

Source: La Verdad


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