37 Facts About Damian Warner


Damian David George Warner was born on November 4,1989 and is a Canadian track and field athlete specializing in decathlon.


Damian Warner is the 2020 Olympic champion and a three-time World medallist.


Damian Warner holds the Pan Am Games record and the Canadian record for the decathlon and the fourth-highest decathlon score in history.


Damian Warner holds the Olympic Games Record for the Decathlon at 9018 points.


Damian Warner formerly held the decathlon best in the long jump as well.


Damian Warner was born on November 4,1989, in London, Ontario to Kevin Damian Warner and Brenda Philpott.


Damian Warner attended Montcalm Secondary School where he first showed his athleticism in Grade 10 on the football field and basketball courts.


Damian Warner continued to improve over the next two years, winning the decathlon in the next two national championships.


Damian Warner's winning performance of 8107 in the 2012 championships was below the Olympic A qualifying standard of 8200, but in combination with his perceived future potential, he was selected to represent Canada at the 2012 Summer Olympics.


Damian Warner placed fifth at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, with a point total of 8442, a jump of 335 points over his previous best score.


Damian Warner ended his 2013 season with a win at the Decastar meeting with a tally of 8161 points.


In 2015 Damian Warner competed for the first time at the Hypo-Meeting in Gotzis, but all three of his shot put attempts and did not finish the event.


Damian Warner came into the event as the favourite and broke the national and Pan Am Games records with a score of 8,626.


One month later, at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics, Damian Warner set a new national record of 8695 points and won a silver medal, behind Ashton Eaton's new world record.


At the 2016 Olympics decathlon in Rio de Janeiro, Damian Warner was initially in second place behind Ashton Eaton, but following a surge by France's Kevin Mayer and mediocre performances in the shot put and high jump he dropped to third place by the end of the first day.


Damian Warner finished in third place behind Eaton and Mayer, earning the bronze medal and becoming the second Canadian to medal in the decathlon, following Dave Steen at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul.


Damian Warner struggled on the first day of competition and had to settle for fifth overall.


Damian Warner was named to the Canadian team for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, where he was widely considered the frontrunner to defend his 2014 title.


Damian Warner performed strongly on the first day of the decathlon, and midway through the second day, with seven events completed, was leading.


However, disaster struck during the pole vault when Damian Warner failed to clear any height, immediately dropping from first place to sixth.


In May 2019, Damian Warner won his fifth Hypo-Meeting, becoming one of only three athletes to win the event five times.


Damian Warner competed in the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, aiming to defend his 2015 title.


Damian Warner concluded the season with the decathlon the 2019 World Championships in Doha.


However, Damian Warner performed below his normal standard in some events and was in second place heading into the final segment of the competition, the 1500m race.


Damian Warner finished ninth in that segment, below his personal best time, and dropped to third place overall behind a surging Niklas Kaul of Germany and Estonia's Maicel Uibo.


Damian Warner returned to competition at the 2021 Hypo-Meeting, where he became the first man to win six event titles.


Damian Warner set his third decathlon best, this time in the long jump, at 8.28m, and a new personal and national record in overall points, with 8,995 points.


Damian Warner was only five points short of becoming the fourth decathlete in history to score 9000 points.


On day one, Damian Warner opened the event by repeating his world decathlon best time of 10.12 in the 100 m sprint, setting an Olympic Games record in the process.


Damian Warner then set a season-best in the shot put, reaching 14.80 metres in his third throw.


Halfway through, Damian Warner was in first place with 4722 points, 81 points ahead of Moloney.


Day two of the Olympic decathlon began with Damian Warner running the 110 m hurdles in 13.46, one-tenth of a second slower than his season-best but an Olympic record, his third of the competition.


Damian Warner came fifth in that segment, taking the gold medal and, in the process, becoming the fourth decathlete to score over 9000 points with a score of 9018.


Damian Warner was the second Canadian man to win a medal at the Tokyo Olympics, after Andre De Grasse.


Damian Warner subsequently stated that he hoped to compete at the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris to defend his title.


Damian Warner was scheduled to begin his season in March at the heptathlon event at the 2022 World Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade, but told his coaches in mid-February that he felt "terrible" and unprepared for competition.


Damian Warner opted to withdraw from the Canadian track and field championships, citing the need to manage a chronically sore knee in advance of the 2022 World Athletics Championships.