LONDON — Damian Warner’s hopes of a award in a decathlon during a universe lane and margin championships were dashed as he fought by a new illness to a fifth-place finish.
Warner, a universe china and bronze medallist, competed a few days after being quarantined with a stomach bug going around a Canadian team’s hotel.
The local of London, Ont., was fourth after a initial 5 events on Friday, and changed into third Saturday morning by winning a 110-metre hurdles in 13.63.
That was as high as he would climb. He forsaken to fifth after a discus and remained there by a final 3 events — a stick vault, pike and 1,500 metres — to finish with 8,309 points.
Kevin Mayer of France won bullion with 8,768, while Germany’s Rico Freimuth is second with 8,564, and Kai Kazmirek of Germany third with 8,488.
Warner won bronze during a 2013 universe championships and china dual years ago in Beijing behind American luminary Ashton Eaton. After winning a decathlon for several years, Eaton announced his retirement in January, leaving a tip mark on a podium, and Warner had a decent shot of claiming it in London.
Warner fell ill after Tuesday’s use with a stomach bug, believed to be norovirus, that has swept by a hotel where a Canadians are staying. He spent 48 hours in quarantine and had only one light use on Thursday afternoon before foe began Friday.
It’s a initial time Warner has missed a vital general lectern given he was fifth during a 2012 Olympics in a same London stadium, winning both a Commonwealth and Pan American Games decathlon titles as well.
Elsewhere, Mohammed Ahmed, 26, from St. Catharines, Ont., finished sixth in a men’s 5,000 metres in 13 mins 35.43 seconds. He was fourth in a 5,000 during a Rio Olympics.
Ahmed, who was innate in Mogadishu, Somalia, though spent most of his childhood in Kenya before relocating to Canada raced to eighth — a Canadian-best in a stretch — in a 10,000 metres final week.
Ethiopia’s Muktar Edris won a 5,000 in 13:32.79, while British good Mo Farrah, in his final universe championship race, staid for china in 13:33.22.
Justyn Knight, 21, of Toronto, finished ninth in 13:39.15.
Despite blank star Andre De Grasse, Canada’s men’s 4×100 send group modernized to tonight’s final. The group of Gavin Smellie, Aaron Brown, Brendon Rodney, and Mobolade Ajomale ran 38.48 seconds this morning to squeeze a eighth and final subordinate spot.
The Americans had a fastest time of a day of 37.70, forward of Britain and Jamaica.