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Canada’s Damian Warner wins decathlon gold at Commonwealth Games

Damian Warner of Canada celebrates finishing in first place in the men's decathlon at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, July 29, 2014.

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Canada's Damian Warner has won gold in the decathlon at the Commonwealth Games.

The 24-year-old from London, Ont., recorded a score of 8,282 for the victory that comes a year after he won bronze at the world championships.

It was Warner's first decathlon of the season. He was sidelined earlier in the year with a leg injury.

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Hammer-thrower James Steacy of Lethbridge, Alta., also won gold Tuesday with a toss of 74.16 metres.

Kate Van Buskirk of Brampton, Ont., also made the podium, winning bronze in the women's 1,500 in 4:09.41.

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